It's happened once already this year, but for the second time this year, the Tensaw River is spilling out of its banks.

Starting as heavy rainfall upstate, the increased river levels have finally made their way to the Gulf Coast.

With two flood events so close together, residents, like Ryan Preston, have taken notice as the water infiltrates the surrounding neighborhoods. “The next road under water is even worse,” Preston said.

He also is prepared for the worst of the flooding, having to move some of his possessions to higher ground to escape the rising waters.

It’s a common sight along many rivers as all major waterways throughout South Alabama are also seeing flooding.

Parts of Saraland are seeing flooding. Cofield park is closed off as water has overtaken the parking lot. Parts of Dale Street are impassable with high waters covering much of the street.

Bayou Sara flooding at Cofield Park

Residents along the Tensaw River aren't too concerned. Some even joked about the rising water. “It always doesn’t get over the road, but it’s…today it obviously is,” Preston said, chuckling at the inconvenience. After all, it is just a part of life living along the river.

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