Tuscaloosa looking to fix flooding problems

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - The city of Tuscaloosa is looking for solutions to some of its flooding problems. City leaders began re-assessing the drainage system after dozens of homes suffered flooding during a July rainstorm.

One of the trouble spots is the Saint Charles subdivision, which has flooded at least 3 times in the past few months.

The city says engineers will raise pavement in front of the subdivision's entrance in hopes of improving drainage, but it may only fix part of the problem.

"We're in a triage mode at this point," says Mayor Walt Maddox. "We're looking at short-term solutions. In St. Charles case maybe we need to go back and take a more systematic approach and see if there are any long term issues."

As many as 81 homes in the city have suffered damage from flooding recently.

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