Escatawpa in High Waters
Today’s rain had Escatawpa residents bracing for more flooding in their already saturated neighborhoods.
Many people gathered free sand from the Escatawpa Fire Department and were on edge that today’s precipitation would force the Pascagoula River into their homes.
On Prescott Road, some residents living on the river parked their cars on the side of the street and traveled by boat to their homes. Residents tell News 25 no matter what happens they aren’t going anywhere.
Resident Sherry Teer lives on Prescott Road. She said, “If the fishing was good, my husband and kids could drop a line in.”
Resident Brandi Headrick lives on Lundy Williams Road. She said, “I’m not going nowhere. This is my house and I got too many animals to go. We’ve been up to the Little River Marina. We helped the bar owners up there move some of their stuff to higher ground and I mean, all I can say is we just got to keep our fingers crossed and pray everything goes well and this stuff stops.”
Today, the Pascagoula River did crest at 18.3 feet. According to the National Weather Service, the river is slowly receding but will remain above flood level for a few more days.