Flooding leads to evacuation in Hanceville

This image taken from video shows flooding in Hanceville Sunday evening.

A Sunday afternoon wave of rain and flooding in Hanceville led to two home owners being evacuated along Edwards Street.

Mayor Kenneth Nail said he is going to ask city council members to consider hiring a consultant to provide some solutions to the flooding, which has occurred several times in the past. But Sunday’s flooding is the worst the mayor said he remembers in 53 years.

In a Facebook post, Nail wrote:

“Today we had some of the worst flooding in Hanceville that I have ever seen. I have lived on Edward Street for over 50 years it is never been this bad. Unfortunately two ladies had to be evacuated from their house. One small dog was unable to be located and drowned in the flood waters inside the house. I want to thank several people who done an outstanding job. Hanceville Fire and Rescue personnel and Chief Rodger Green. Hanceville Police Department Personnel and Chief Bob Long. Hanceville Public Works personnel and superintendent Rusty Fields. There were other areas in the city that the water got out of the ditch Banks I don’t believe any other houses have any damage.”

Nail said in an interview Monday that he has contacted the Alabama Emergency Management Agency about the recurring issue. The flooding Sunday happened around 4:45 p.m.

“We have got to hire a company to come in and do a water study and give us some answers,” Nail said.

While the dog was killed in the flooding, no injuries were reported in the city.

GoFundMe has been set up to help the Brown family. Their home received extensive damage from the flooding. Watch the video below for a tour of the home.

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David Palmer has decades of experience in the newspaper industry. He currently serves as editor of The Cullman Times.