Tchoutacabouffa River flooding homes
After last night’s rainfall, the Tchoutacabouffa River crested this morning at 15.43 feet.
The rain levels are more than seven feet over flood stage, but should slowly start to fall in to Wednesday.
Many Wells Ferry Landing residents have parked their cars along Highway 67, just north of D’Iberville and south of D’Iberville High School to make sure their cars do not flood.
Homes along Rivertrace Drive and Rue Sanchez have seen flood waters higher than ever and many homes and backyards have been flooded out. Harrison County EMA Director Matt Stratton said, “Definitely we want to make sure everybody is avoiding flooded areas and abiding by any of the postings. The barricades are there for our resident’s safety. We are asking people to not drive around them. Avoid any flooded areas and if you are traveling allow extra time in case you need to take any alternate routes or have to turn around whenever anybody encounters any water on the road. If you can’t see the bottom of it, absolutely turn around, don’t drown.”
Residents of South Mississippi who have encountered structural damage can report their home damage by using MEMA’s self-report tool.