Residents Urged to Stay Prepared for Wet Weather This Spring

Reported by: Sarah Duffey
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Updated: 5/14 7:34 pm
There has been some crazy weather outside for south Mississippi Wednesday, with heavy rainfall and flash flooding. This wet weather is nothing new for the Coast, and officials warn there is more to come this spring season. The Coast has received plenty of rain this spring, forcing many families living in low areas out of their homes, but weather experts say the rain we've seen this season is just the beginning. Wet weather is a key sign that spring is here. Earlier Wednesday, thunderstorms swept across the Coast, leaving Highway 90 almost impassable.

Rupert Lacy, Emergency Management Director, says, "Highway 90, the drainage system there is trying to force the water out, but it’s not." Weather officials say just about every few days, you can expect rainfall, so drivers are urged to navigate the roadways cautiously. Lacy also says, "Slow down, cut your headlights on. If your windshield wipers are on, your headlights need to be on." If you see questionable bodies of water ahead while driving, don't chance it. Lacy also says, "Don't drive into water. You'll flood your car." Even for those who make it through the deep puddles safely, officials warn that plodding through may still cause harm to others.

Lacy closes, "Be careful when driving through deep water, can flood someone's home." So while you're enjoying the warmer weather, stay prepared for heavy rainfall throughout the spring season.



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87° Partly Cloudy Feels Like: 95° F
High: 89° F
Low: 72° F
Wind: VRB 6 mph


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