Flooding in three coastal counties

By Krystal Allan – bio | email

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - With all of the rain, emergency officials are asking driver to avoid some areas. Emergency officials say Highway 90 has had flooding problems throughout the three coastal counties.

In Gulfport, a dive team had to be called in to rescue a woman from a car that went off the road on Seaway Road in front of Northrup Grumman.

Gulfport Fire Chief, Pat Sullivan said the driver was the only person in the caNorthropThe driver's car went off the road as she was headed west on Seaway Road.

The car went into the drainage that runs along the side of the road. Chief Sullivan said the car was submerged so there had to be at least five or more feet of water in the drainage ditch.

The car was pulled from the water and the woman had minor injuries, not life threatening.

The Emergency Management Director for Harrison County, Rupert Lacy, advises drivers to stay away from roads with ditches or a canal near it. Lacy says standing water has been a big problem as the heavy rain moved into the area.

He says the following roads were having flooding problems as of Saturday night:

  • Holiday
  • Beatline
  • 28th Street
  • Lickskillet
  • Woodland Circle
  • Lamey Bridge-north of Johnson Still Road

Lacy says this list does not list all of the roads experience flooding problems in the county.

Gulfport Police dispatch listed the following roads and intersections as having flooding problems:

  • River Road Drive
  • Sunshine Lane
  • Fisherman Trial
  • Huckleberry Cove
  • Highway 90 and Oleander
  • Simpson & O'Neal
  • Fournier from Highway 90 to Woodward
  • Oleander Drive
  • Highway 90 near the VA and Simpson
  • Mays Road

Biloxi Police report flooding problems on the following roads:

  • Cedar Lake
  • Lorraine on the Biloxi side
  • Shorecrest

In Long Beach, Police are reporting:

  • Magnolia
  • South Canal Road, canals filling up with water

The Emergency Management Director for Hancock County Bryan Adam had these roads to report with flooding problems:

  • The Shoreline Park area
  • Silver Creek subdivision in the Kiln
  • Jordan River Shores in the Kiln
  • Bay Side Park
  • Low-lying areas south of I-10

Adam says there are also flooding problems with roads throughout Pearlington.

In Jackson County, Sheriff Mike Byrd called in saying the flooded roads were confined to the Helena community. They include:

  • Coda Road
  • Pollock Ferry
  • Greenfield
  • Lily Orchards

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