Flooding issues still plague Wolf River

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Hurricane Isaac has taken a toll on the Wolf River. Some people living off Tucker Road said the river hasn't been this high due to flooding in the past 30 years.

"This is the biggest flood I seen," Lewis Page said.

Some of those living on the Wolf River feel as though it's Katrina all over again.

"I mean Katrina was abnormal to this," Page said. "This one here, I mean Katrina water came in and out up in here, but this one here, it's holding."

"I think that this flood is going to break all records historically on the Wolf River," Joe Feil said.

Feil has lived and ran his canoeing business on the Wolf River for 30 years. As we rode by his home, it was hard to envision more than 13 feet of pilings were hidden underneath the water. He remembers back in 2005 when Katrina's surge came to the top of his shingles. Although that was a high surge, he said he has never seen flooding reach this high.

"I was in my house when the water started coming inside my house," Feil said. "It's just a sad, unavoidable thing. Nobody made the storm, it's just the way it is."

When water continuously crept in, Feil decided it was time to flee to safer ground.

"My plan from here is to wait for the river to go down. Look at what the damage is and see what can be done to get back in business," Feil said.

Page said he is still flooded out of his home, but plans to return as soon as he can.

"It's part of us living back here," Page said. "You know we love it back here."

There have not been any reports of people injured from the flooding in the Wolf River.

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