Rivers Expected to Reach Flood Stage

We welcomed 2017 with a soggy start, but with significant rain still moving through the area, officials are warning Coast residents to keep an eye on the rising river levels.
The rivers in Harrison County are already up with many already in or nearing flood stage. With more rainfall forecasted, the rivers are expected to crest at a much higher level than previously projected.
Harrison County Emergency Management Agency Director Rupert Lacy has been closely monitoring the rising water levels and urges precaution as the rainfall continues in the area. “Mississippi Gulf Coast, especially Harrison County, truly is in an enhanced area by the Storm Prediction Center. They’ve just updated that information so we’re just going to have to see how much rain comes into our area between now and tomorrow evening. People need to be cautious. Take time and don’t drive if you don’t have to.”
Lacy adds that wildlife in the affected areas will also be on the move as water rises and encourages caution in dealing with animals displaced by the floodwaters.

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