Greenville Cleans Up After Floods

Greenville, AL (WSFA) Butch Johnson's day off ended abruptly with an urgent phone call. "My neighbor called me and said we had a problem," he told WSFA 12 News.

Johnson's store, Electro-music, was one of several flooded when the heaven's opened up over Greenville. When Johnson arrived, he found four inches of water inside. He said, "I thought I was in trouble."

Most of the water went about as quickly as it came. Greenville's mayor says the city's drainage system just couldn't handle all the water that fell in a short amount of time. "Emergency vehicles could not get through certain places. We really had a problem there for a couple of hours," Mayor Dexter McLendon said.

Now for the flood victims, it's all about cleaning up and getting back to normal. Butch Johnson won't have to do it alone. "We're lucky to have friends," he said.

Mayor McLendon said the city will survey every street that flooded today. Crews will evaluate the drainage system to see if any parts need to be re-designed.

Reporter: Sally Pitts

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