Pascagoula River Flooding Continues
Jackson County residents continue to prepare for the worst as the Pascagoula River continues to rise.
Yesterday morning, the river was at 17 feet. Now, the river is over 18 feet, spilling well over its banks and threatening homes nearby. Residents and business owners in the Escatawpa area spent the day moving valuables to higher ground. Multiple community members offered boat rides to anyone in need of going across the deep, rising waters. The Pascagoula River is expected to crest at 19.5 feet by sometime early Saturday morning.Little River Marina RV Park manager Frank Stoddard said, “We’re hoping it’s not going to get that high. Like we said, it has not gotten this high in nine years. We’ve got the log cabin over here that belongs to some good friends of mine but they rent the property to us and it’s almost in their homes right now.”
Many residents in the area tell News 25 they’re confident the water will go down sometime soon but they’re well prepared if the river does hit its crest.