HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A combination of heavy rain and high tides caused a lot of trouble in Hancock County overnight. The county was under a flash flood warning for several hours.
The hardest hit area appeared to be the Shoreline Park Community. Most of the roads were impassable except in very large pick up trucks. Some of the homes even had about a half a foot of water in them.
For the people who live along the shores of the Jourdan River, they say this is simply part of the price of living in paradise.
By the early morning hours, most had moved their cars and lawn equipment to higher ground. By mid morning though, the waters had started to recede and Hancock County officials admit they dodged a bullet. In fact, only one family had to be evacuated from their home in the overnight hours.
Despite the flooded streets, both the Bay-Waveland and Hancock County school systems were in session Monday. School officials did say that if some children were not able to make it because of flooded streets, they would certainly understand.