City fire trucks damaged in accident

 Vernon hears from flooding victims, volunteers

Councilman Tray Hawkins, left, and Mayor Michelle Cook listen as Engineer Nolan Baker of CDG Engineering in Dothan discusses possible FEMA projects at Monday's Vernon City Council workshop.

Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 05:01 PM.


The City of Vernon will have a Budget Workshop at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, in the City Hall Council Chanbers.


VERNON — City Council members heard a plea for help from one resident struggling with flood water and heard a report from Hammers and Hearts, a Christian volunteer group helping Vernon residents rebuild.

“Everybody has seen the flooding that is every where,” said resident Martha Moore, “but my property has flooded three times since July 3.” Moore said the problem is with her drainage culvert, which is half full of dirt. Moore resides at 2883 Dawkins Street in Vernon, and she said the water was backing up under her home and into her outbuildings.

“I would like to have someone come out and look at this ditch and see if anything can be done,” Moore said. “I can’t continue to strip out skirting and bleach everything down every time it rains 10 inches.”

“In 50-plus years, I have never seen flooding like this,” said Council Member Gwen March.

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