Saraland gets ready

SARALAND, ALA (WPMI) — People who live in Shelton beach estates in Saraland are preparing for another round of rain just a month after they were hit with heavy flooding.

Residents say it's a time where they're hoping for the best.

"If I can urge anything let's stand together and help each other and do what we can," Rob Barkley said.

Tuesday the city handed out about a thousand sandbags.

Richard Marvin Mechs -Employee for the city of Saraland "We're just prepping for this storm we have these sandbags and they're free for any citizen of Saraland just come on, come on, come on," city employee Richard Marvin Mechs said.

Mayor Howard Rubenstein says along with sandbags crews are out cleaning drainage ways as well.

He says they have a plan for those areas prone to flooding.

"We're looking at the possibility of renting some pumping equipment and putting pumps in high risk areas if we do get flooding streets," Rubenstein said.

They say right now residents should be proactive

"I would just urge them to come and get some sand bags and protect there house and you know pray to God that everything goes good," Mechs said.

Saraland will be giving out free sandbags again Wednesday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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