Montgomery leaders discuss flooding problems, new city limits

Montgomery leaders discuss flooding problems, new city limits

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery city leaders are working to see what they can do to help parts of the city hit hard by recent flooding.

At Tuesday night's city council meeting, leaders say they're paying to have a study to determine what can be done to alleviate flooding. The study will cost $80-100,000 and take about five months to complete.

Mayor Todd Strange says in the last few months the city has experienced multiple "hundred year flood events," and not every area drains quickly.

"We'll make a decision as to what is next, what funding stream might be available, and how we can mitigate the flooding that's coming there," said Strange. "If it's simply expanding a grate, that'd be one thing but I suspect it's going to be the infrastructure because many of these are in the older areas of Montgomery."

The council also unanimously approved a change in the city limits Tuesday night. We're told the land they brought in was already surrounded by the city. Residents in the area now can receive city services, like police and fire.

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