Meeting to Discuss Flooding Issues in Gulfport
Another meeting regarding the issue of flooding in Gulfport took place this afternoon.
Citizens and city leaders gathered at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport to discuss recent flooding and possible engineering plans to minimize damage done in the event of future floodings.
Despite confusion regarding the scheduling of the meeting, District 4 Supervisor Kent Jones believes that the message sent at the first meeting was well received and that the community will support the proposed plan to reduce flooding in the City of Gulfport. “Overall, we think that the message is out there. We’ve been talking about it for 20 or 30 years. We’ve been flooding for 50 years. The message is out there. We just have to put together a plan now. Whenever we put together a plan we just always want the community to be involved,” said Jones.
Jones says an engineering firm has been consulted on an overall master plan to help with the flooding.