Residents with swamped cars say it's a hard loss when they have little

By Danielle Thomas - bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi city officials say flooding forced 30 people out their homes and another dozen had to be rescued from their homes or cars. WLOX received many calls about washed out cars across the coast, some of those cars were on Irish Hill Drive in Biloxi.

Some residents of Saint Andrew Apartments said the loss of their cars is very disheartening since they're poor and already have very little. Heavy rain caused the parking lot to flood with the water coming up very quickly.

Residents say they pushed about a dozen vehicles to safety, but couldn't get to them all in time.

Salvador Gonzalez Esbar said, "At 12:30 at night we were awake because there was a lot of water. It was raining a lot, but it wasn't flooded. Then at 3:30 in the morning, we realized everything was flooded, and we started moving the cars."

"We want to know what can help us," said Regino Sales. "We lost a lot of things, cars, too. We don't now what we are going to do. We don't have cars to go anywhere. So we have a very big problem. "

A family that lost two vehicles to flooding told us they have no insurance and no way of getting to work.

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