Flooding in South Mississippi

Extreme rainfall this weekend has led to rising rivers on the Coast. One of the rivers still in flood stage is the Wolf River in West Harrison County.

Monday night the Wolf River was at 14.46 feet which is pretty impressive considering the river has only been higher two other times. Many people who live in the area came out to see the water. Resident Peter McCarthy said, “I came here to just check out the road closure and what the status and the height of the water is and curiosity really.”

The record height for the Wolf River was set during Hurricane Isaac when it reached 15.6 feet in 2012. “It’s the power of nature and its awesome ability to run rough shot over anything it wants.”

Resident Gordan Fountain said, “Well there is a small dock just east that is covered with water. It’s usually about five feet out of the water.”

The Wolf River should drop below flood stage by late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

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