Montgomery area flooded by Fay relapse

By Cody Holyoke - bio | email

Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- Wet backyards. Damaged houses.

These are just a few signs that Fay has plowed through Alabama.

It's a storm that keeps on coming.

After a rough Saturday, conditions started to let up, but she's back--causing even more damage to places hit hard by the tropical depression over the weekend.

"I wanted to get ready for something else, but before I could get everything off the floor in the back room, the roof caved in on me," explained Edna Hood, a Hope Hull resident.  The strong winds blew a tree into Hood's home Saturday.  Monday, the roof collapsed.

Catoma creek is filling up: 20 feet deep in some spots--and rising.

Residents along the water are now trying their best to assess the damage from driving rain and strong winds.

Driving conditions have been less than satisfactory--to say the least.

Motorists say the storm is a danger and a nuisance, because once you think it's gone, Fay finds a way to swing back around.

"You don't know what happened," said Montgomery resident Antonio Golson.

"You think you've escaped the rain, and it kind of hits you in the face."

With the storm dealing blow after blow, causing rapidly rising water and other dangerous conditions, residents say they just want Fay to finish her assault.

"I just want it to go away, but I guess it will go away when it's ready," Jointer said.

Still, many people are ready for the worst.

"I'm looking up at the sky, seeing what's going on, and just staying prepared, in case the worst case scenario happens," Golson said.