Gulfport Residents Tired of Flooding

Tensions were high at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport tonight as the public and city leaders try to get on the same page when it comes to flooding issues in the city.
Dozens of residents sat and listened to Harrison County Supervisor Kent Jones, Gulfport councilmen and Mayor Billy Hewes address the crowd on the need for drainage fixes.
Before each speaker could finish, residents interrupted to ask questions and plead with their leaders for actual ideas to correct the flood problems rather than just talk about them.
Supervisor Jones spearheaded the meeting, saying he has a few ideas for flood improvements but it’s going to take funds to get it done. “There’s certain areas that you’ll have to raise the levies up a bit. Maybe install some pump stations at other areas in the city, increasing the size of some piping. Digging some ditches.”
The city has already put into place some de-snagging relief in Brickyard Bayou and Turkey Creek to help with some of the flood issues but residents say much more is needed.
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