Serious flooding in many areas of Harrison County

Although the curfew has been lifted for Harrison County, many roads are still closed due to serious flooding.

The backyard of many homes along Mill Road in Gulfport were covered in overflowing water from Bayou Bernard. The body of water was also starting to overflow onto the roadways.

Homes within Wells Ferry Landing in Biloxi are used to flood water, but nothing this extreme. Cars are parked along the highway and residents paddle in their paddle boats to and from their homes.

Over in D’Iberville, Lamey Bridge Road was barricaded off due to serious flooding. A truck was slowly trying to ease their way out of high waters.

Harrison County EMA Director Matt Stratton tells News 25 it is going to take a while before the water starts to clear out. “It’s going to be a few days. Both the Tchoutacabouffa River and the Biloxi River are forecast to crest Tuesday morning. They will slowly fold through the day Tuesday through Wednesday, but it may not be until late Wednesday that we do get below flood stage on these rivers. The Wolf River in western Harrison County is going to take a little bit longer. It’s not forecast to crest until Wednesday morning and so, it will probably be Thursday before it drops down below flood stage.”

United Way has a call line set up for anyone who needs any storm assistance. That number is 228-896-2213.

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