Covering Elmore County: Small community still crippled after May floods - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Covering Elmore County: Small community still crippled after May floods

Elmore County, Ala. (WSFA) -- Residents in the River Falls community are still having trouble getting in and out of their neighborhood after last months flood washed out a bridge.

Now residents have built an access road for police and fire trucks to get to them in case of emergencies.   However, the road can't be used by homeowners and residents aren't sure when the washed out bridge will be rebuilt.

"It's really tough. There's 13 families that live out here and all of them have kids except for two. And right now, all we're trying to is we've got access for ambulances and fire trucks because we have some people out here with health problems, and you got kids out here," said resident Mary Bass.

Right now, residents are using a makeshift bridge made of gravel to get to their homes.

Elmore county officials say because the bridge is private property it isn't their responsibility to repair it. Leaders with the River Falls homeowners' association say they don't have enough money to repair it either.

WSFA 12 News tried contacting the president of the association. We didn't hear back from him.

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