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Heavy rains cause major problems in Pascagoula neighborhoods

A car attempts to drive on the King James Drive after heavy rains inundated Jackson County on Sunday. (Photo source: WLOX) A car attempts to drive on the King James Drive after heavy rains inundated Jackson County on Sunday. (Photo source: WLOX)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Thadeous Barnes Sr. has seen flooding like this before. Sometimes even worse than what happened on Sunday. The water was about four feet deep at his house on King James Drive in Pascagoula. And he knew what to do.

“I was trying to pick up my stuff that I had on the floor,” he said. “When I got my stuff up off the floor I can get to the door, I couldn’t get out because water was about an inch from getting into the house.”

For now, he’s spending the night at his son's house.

“Basically we get a flash flood like this, might as well pack up and get out, ‘cause you’re going to have to get out ‘cause it’s coming in.”

Few streets are having more trouble than Sherwood Drive. Brian Eubanks has been living on the street for 16 years and it never gets any easier.

“You just wonder are you going to lose everything again,” he said. “Just during Isaac, I had $27,000 worth of damage, just during Isaac and that was a mild storm.”

The water was up to the bottom of his mailbox. That’s a little more than five feet deep. He blames the drainage problems.

“I’ve been to the city council before with pictures,” he said.

Any results? “As you can tell, not much.”

No roadblocks had been placed on the street. Some people tested the depth. And they lost. Cindy Bates is lucky enough to be on the highest property of the street. But she sees the problems first hand.

“I know some of the houses on the lower end have already flooded or if they haven’t they soon will,” she said. “That concerns me and it concerns me about being able to get out of my driveway.”

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