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Few Rose Drive residents believe drainage project will help

Moss Point is continuing work on the drainage project on Rose Drive. The $1.4 million project is scheduled for completion by November 1st. (Photo source: WLOX) Moss Point is continuing work on the drainage project on Rose Drive. The $1.4 million project is scheduled for completion by November 1st. (Photo source: WLOX)
Sunday, several homes on Rose Drive took water in, anywhere from a couple of inches to half a foot. (Photo source: WLOX) Sunday, several homes on Rose Drive took water in, anywhere from a couple of inches to half a foot. (Photo source: WLOX)
Monday, residents spent the morning tearing out baseboards and carpeting, putting furniture out on lawns to dry out and bleaching drywall. (Photo source: WLOX) Monday, residents spent the morning tearing out baseboards and carpeting, putting furniture out on lawns to dry out and bleaching drywall. (Photo source: WLOX)
Longtime residents say they can't even remember how many times they've been left picking up the pieces. (Photo source: WLOX) Longtime residents say they can't even remember how many times they've been left picking up the pieces. (Photo source: WLOX)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

It's happened yet again on Rose Drive in Moss Point. Sunday's heavy rains once again flooded the neighborhood. In fact, it's happened so many times over the past four decades that longtime residents can't even remember how many times they've been left picking up the pieces.

Several homes on Rose Drive took water in, anywhere from a couple of inches to half a foot. Monday, residents spent the morning tearing out baseboards and carpeting, putting furniture out on lawns to dry out and bleaching drywall. To say they are incredibly frustrated would be an understatement. 

Meanwhile, the city of Moss Point is continuing on the drainage project on Rose Drive. The $1.4 million project is scheduled for completion by November 1st. 
But when Doug Walker ask the residents if they believe this project will help, most said no. They told him that despite all the work that has been done so far, the flooding yesterday seem to be worse than ever. 

Hear more from residents tonight on WLOX News at 6pm, or read the full story later today on WLOX.com.

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