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Heavy rain prompts evacuations in Moss Point

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Moss Point firefighters said on Rose Drive at least 20 people had to be rescued Wednesday as rain moved in and flood waters began to rise in homes. Moss Point firefighters said on Rose Drive at least 20 people had to be rescued Wednesday as rain moved in and flood waters began to rise in homes.
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Mother Nature delivered another severe hit to Moss Point neighborhoods. Firefighters said on Rose Drive at least 20 people had to be rescued Wednesday as rain moved in and flood waters began to rise in homes.  

Rose Drive residents woke up more than four feet of rain water covering their streets, and pushing toward cars and homes.

"It was terrible; it was at our door," an evacuee said. 

A truck load of elderly neighbors and school kids had to be rescued from Rose Drive because water wouldn't stop rising. 

"I have seen a lot of houses flooded, water going up into people's houses at least 6 inches. A lot of people are trying to get out and evacuate," Firefighter David Eaker said. 

Moss Point Firefighters said the calls for help started to roll in about 6 a.m., and they rushed out to help. 

"We have just been loading people up in the boat, so they can go to either shelters or with other friends or family," Eaker said. 

Just a few days ago, Isaac's wind and water also flooded Rose Drive. Firefighter David Eaker said the people rescued said they're tired of storms soaking their street. 

"They were in here tearing things out, trying to repair the house, and they get flooded out again." 

Evacuee Ollie Brown Jr.  agrees Mother Nature just won't give his neighborhood a break. While Brown is relieved he got out of the flooded area, he's still worried about his stuff going under water.  

"I got two vehicles I have to get from out there," said Brown. 

Neighbors know cleaning up the mess will be a challenge. They are now praying Mother Nature will leave them alone for good so they can dry out. 

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