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Flooding Could Still Impact South Mississippi

By Evelina Burnett | Published 01 May 2014 09:47am | comments

Flooding could still be a problem for some residents in south Mississippi. As MPB's Evelina Burnett reports, more than 7 inches of rain earlier this week has led to rising rivers.

The Tchoutacabouffa River is racing through this part of D’Iberville. It’s cresting on Tuesday afternoon, but over to the east, the Escatawpa River is still rising. That river is expected to crest at over 9 feet on Thursday afternoon.

The National Weather Service warns this could cause flooding in low spots of southeast Jackson County. Emergency management coordinator Donald Langham says that’s what they’re watching now.

Langham said several roads in the Helena area north of Moss Point were flooded Tuesday. Two houses in that area had minor flooding as well. In Harrison County, two families in a Woolmarket neighborhood where streets were flooding spent Tuesday night at an emergency shelter.

The National Weather Service rain gauge in Gulfport recorded six inches of rain from midnight Tuesday to midnight Wednesday. The one in Pascagoula recorded seven and a half inches. But meteorologist Tim Destri says there may have been even more rain in some areas.

Destri says they’re not expecting any more significant rain in southeast Mississippi for now.

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