People prepare as water moves in

By Krystal Allan - bio | email

HARRISON COUNTY (WLOX) - Daffy's On the River, a neighborhood bar, sits off old Lorainne Road, north of I-10 in Biloxi.   By one in the afternoon, bartender Lisa Thibert was already stepping in puddles off the bar's back deck.

"We are concerned because of the juke box and the pool table.  We don't want any of our stuff to get ruined," Thibert said.

Three hours later the Biloxi River was already near 13 feet.  It's now expected to crest about 16 feet, four feet above normal.

Nearby, at Danny William's home, the work was well underway to get everything below to higher ground.

"We stared about 3 o'clock this morning.  We've been on it about 12 hours, and we're almost done," Williams said.

Williams also spent the day helping his neighbors get ready. As workers wrapped up preparations at his house, some of his neighbors already had water underneath their homes, but their boats were out and ready.

"It's just part of living on the river, " Williams said.

Though with flooding comes the hassle of having to get everything moved and packed up,  homeowners and businesses say they take it in stride.

"We're used to it," Thibert said.

"We love living out here; it's just part of it.  We just live with it," Williams said.

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