Update: Gulfport soaked; sandbags now available

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Almost six inches of rain in less than two hours has caused an array of flooding problems, especially in Gulfport.

Consequently, the City of Gulfport Public Works Department will be open until 5:00 to hand out sandbags to the residents that are in need.  Those sandbags will be available at 4050 Hewes Avenue.  There will be a limit of 15 sandbags per resident.

Much of the worst flooding is in West Gulfport.  We received pictures from the Seabee base that show flooded streets, and cars submerged in water.  We also got a report about significant flooding on Highway 49 that nearly trapped several vehicles.

At 2:30, Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy said flooding was an issue on Courthouse Road north of the railroad tracks, on Indiana Street in north Gulfport, and on Highway 90 in front of the Beau Rivage and the Hard Rock.

Harrison County also has sandbags available at the Lorraine Road work center.

Stay with the WLOX 24/7 Weather team, and be sure you're checking your WLOX app for the latest on this severe weather.

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