Wolf River Spills Over Road

The heavy rainfall is evident in Harrison County as major rivers continue to swell. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson ventured out to Wolf River in the western part of the county.
Flooding was something Pass Christian resident Mike Letort was warned about before he moved in but that was 17 years ago. “It’s like going up and down the stairs, the older you get the harder it is to go down,” said Letort.
As Wolf River continues to rise, residents who live in the Bells Ferry Road area tell News 25 most of the problem is not from local rain. It stems from lakes and other waterways up north finding their way down to our rivers. Pass Christian resident Melissa Undervalue said, “We’ve been here for about a year and a half and this is like the third or fourth time.”
This section of Bells Ferry Road has been closed since Friday, cutting off services to the area such as mail delivery, garbage pickup and bus transportation. “People have children that the school bus has to get and if the roads coming in are not passable, does the kid go to school or not?” said Letort.
Residents tell News 25 this is the highest they’ve seen Wolf River in a while. Cresting at 1 p.m. Monday, Wolf River was recorded at nine feet.
Even though the flooding may swallow his yard now and then, Mike Letort says he won’t be leaving anytime soon. “Instead of listening to railroads and trains, I listen to geese flying over.”
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