Flooding in Autaugaville area

AUTAUGAVILLE, AL (WSFA) - The Autauga County Emergency Management Agency says flooding has become a concern in the Autaugaville area. However, officials say they've received an overwhelming number of volunteers and say they don't need anyone else to come and help at this time. In their words, "People are standing on top of each other in Autaugaville."

They are requesting folks be on standby for Saturday.

WSFA 12 News photojournalists are on the scene of a church that is flooding. People are at New Jericho Missionary Baptist Church removing things from the building at this time.

The mayor's office also says several homes are close to being flooded on County Road 2, though there are no mandatory evacuations at this time.

The town has asked the state for approximately 16,000 sandbags, which are housed at the ADECA warehouse in Montgomery. WSFA 12 News confirmed that the state has delivered at least 8,000 bags to the area and the county will pickup another 8,000 when they can. More sandbags are expected to be filled starting around 3:30pm at the Autaugaville town hall.

The city of Prattville is also assisting. Mayor Jim Byard says he's ordered a dump truck full of sand to go to Autaugaville. The Autauge Creek Dam gates have also been opened. Byard says the city is watching hot spots for flooding.

WSFA 12 News has a crew in the area and will have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.