Alabama Power opens flood gates

Lake Jordan, Ala. (WSFA) -- This weekends heavy rain has go to somewhere and many rivers across the state are now ready to flood beyond their banks.

Alabama Power is opening spillway gates at most of its dams along the Coosa river to manage all the rising water as a result of the recent heavy rain.

Gates at Neely Henry, Lay, Mitchell and Jordan dams are now open. Folks living near these areas are urged to stay alert for the next few days.