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Tropcial Storm Lee Drenches Mississippi Gulf Coast

By Rhonda Miller | Published 03 Sep 2011 03:23pm | comments

Tropical Storm Lee is drenching coastal counties in Mississippi and rivers are rising. MPB’s Rhonda Miller found residents digging in for the storm.

It’s been raining on and off but that’s not stopping people from driving up to big pile of sand outside the Harrison County Road Department in Gulfport. They grab a white nylon sandbag, pick up a shovel and start digging.  Here, it’s fill you own sandbag.  Danny Herbert is digging and a co-worker is holding the bag open.

"Just getting some sandbags for our shop." (how many have you done?) "Almost 20. That’s all we’re getting’ is 20.," Herbert said.

John Brown of Biloxi brought his own sandbags.

"For my driveway, I live on the end of the street and all the water from the street rushes straight down," Brown said.

Residents are stocking up on food, water and emergency supplies as the storm continues to threaten the Gulf Coast throughout the weekend.

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