There has been a pattern in some of the local developments in Tuscaloosa. The yards are not level or have irrigated drastically causing flooding in backyards not in a "flood zone." Most of these homeowners do not have flood insurance. Why pay the extra costs when you are not in danger?
However, a few years in their home they have noticed pooling in their backyard. 10 years in and the pooling is becoming a small river in their backdoor.
Depending on the home insurance policy, this could be a covered claim or you may be dealing with this yourself.
The first step is to remove any existing water in the home. SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa South has a crew for emergency service extraction ready 24/7.