Neighbors in Gulf Park Estates woke up Thursday morning to flooded roads and yards that are already saturated with water.
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Isaac just won't go away. Remnants of what was once Hurricane Isaac dumped between four to six-and-a-half inches of rain across Jackson County overnight. Neighbors woke up Thursday morning to flooded roads and yards that are already saturated with water.
Water gushed over roads and over filled the ditches. The rain fell fast and hard for five hours, causing flash flooding along many roadways in Gulf Park Estates, St. Andrews, and parts of Highway 57.
"This came on pretty quick. It came in the middle of the night when everybody was sleeping, so it caught a lot of people off guard," said Donald Langham, Jackson County Emergency Management Director.
Betty Gorline watched car after car turn-around in front of her house. She lives on South 10th Street in Gulf Park Estates. Her property didn't flood at all when Hurricane Isaac pounded the county last week. This time, the water kept creeping up.
"It just started backing up. I got up to look about 6:00, it was already backed clear up past my drive. It came up into my yard. You can see where the leaves and the debris are over there," said Gorline.
By midday, most roads in Jackson County were passable again. In some areas, the water seemed to be taking its time to drain.
"It just added to what we're already dealing with due to the ground saturation. Ditches are full. Some of the ditches may be clogged still with debris that has not been cleaned out, so the water's been real slow to run off," said Langham.
With some six-inches of rainfall on top of already saturated grounds, so many people are ready for some relief.
"We don't need any more rain to add to what we've had," said Langham.
"I hope it [Isaac] is not coming back," said Gorline.
Jackson County Emergency officials say five homes in Ocean Springs flooded Thursday morning, and in Moss Point, more than 17-people were rescued when floodwaters rose around their homes.
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