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Birmingham mayor holding town hall to address flash flooding and storm water management

Published: Apr. 18, 2022 at 12:54 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Birmingham mayor’s office has announced a town hall to address flash flooding and storm water management in the city.

Officials from the Departments of Public Works, Transportation, Stormwater Management as well as Planning, Engineering and Permits will be present.

Residents are invited to come and bring their questions and concerns on the topic.

The town hall will be held at the Boutwell Auditorium on Thursday April 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Jermaine Johnson is hoping the city addresses flooding in his neighborhood that backs up into his back yard. Johnson says he’s been dealing with the issue for years.

Johnson who lives just off 14th Street Southwest believes debris from up the road clogs up the only drain in the area. He says that causes water to back up in his yard. He’s lost valuable trailers and a shed, among other things.

Johnson has called 311 for help, but so far, he says nothing has been done to fix it. Johnson is at a point now where he’s thinking about fixing the problem himself.

“You don’t want to come home and the yard is flooded and you losing your equipment or stuff that you spent money on. I thought this is what the city is supposed to do. You know take care of the city,” Johnson said.

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