The Huffington Post reported on Alabama’s drought as the ‘worst in modern memory’. Lake Purdy, which supplies Birmingham with drinking water, has receded several feet due to drought, leaving dry, cracked ground where water used to be.
By Cary Estes
The view from the corner of 23rd Street and 14th Avenue North is actually quite lovely. That is, as long as you keep your gaze fixed in the direction of the downtown skyline and don’t look at the area immediately around you.
This part of Birmingham sits atop a small bluff, providing a nice panoramic view of the downtown buildings barely a mile to the south and the ridge of Red Mountain off in the distance. But turn around and you are greeted with the sight of a dilapidated abandoned house.