Amite River creating flood problems in Central - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Amite River creating flood problems in Central

Source: Scottie Hunter/WAFB Source: Scottie Hunter/WAFB
CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) -

Flooding is still a concern for people living in Central as uncertainty continues over how high the Amite River will rise.

Dumpsters floating in the roadway and mailboxes all but overtaken as flood waters continue to plague folks along Frenchtown Road.

"I knew it was going to be bad. I just didn't think it was gone be this bad," Zane Rodriguez said.

Kayla Guss left Monroe two days ago but said she never expected what she came home to.

"It's kinda scary because I don't know how deep the water is and I tried coming out earlier this morning but the water kinda stopped me even from the back," Guss added.

A portion of the roadway is only passable on foot. For those who chose to ride out the heavy rainfall, parts of their neighborhood remains underwater until further notice.

"This is usually just a small creek and you never see this much water. It is the first bridge. There's a second one down the road that's completely covered so we're kind of just stuck in a fishbowl," Dacia Albert said.

How much water dumps in the area depends on how high the Amite River rises. It's expected to crest at 38 feet sometime Sunday.

"At this point in time nothing else can be done,” Mayor Jr. Shelton said. “It's just sit and wait and see what happens with the weather but we're pretty confident we'll get through this pretty much unscathed."

While the soaked streets are a nuisance, Shelton said there is a silver lining. There were no reported injuries and no emergency crews were dispatched during the multi-day weather event.

"We have not had any emergency evacuations or any serious accidents so we've been very fortunate today,” Shelton added.

Shelton said the water in Central is expected to stick around for a few days after the river crests.

Copyright WAFB 2016. All Rights Reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Biloxi physician fights for right to have light for his sign

    Biloxi physician fights for right to have light for his sign

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:19:41 GMT
    Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council. (Photo Source: WLOX)Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council.Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council.

    Dr. Azad Kabir is ready to fight for his right to promote his business with an illuminated LED sign within Biloxi's historic district. 

    More >>

    Dr. Azad Kabir is ready to fight for his right to promote his business with an illuminated LED sign within Biloxi's historic district. 

    More >>
  • Miley struggles as Shuckers fall to Biscuits 13-3

    Miley struggles as Shuckers fall to Biscuits 13-3

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:17:17 GMT
    Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)
    Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)

    On a windy day at the ballpark, the Montgomery Biscuits (6-11) smacked four home runs, three against LHP Wade Miley (L, 0-1), as they defeated the Biloxi Shuckers (10-7) 13-3 on Sunday afternoon.

    More >>

    On a windy day at the ballpark, the Montgomery Biscuits (6-11) smacked four home runs, three against LHP Wade Miley (L, 0-1), as they defeated the Biloxi Shuckers (10-7) 13-3 on Sunday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Man held at gunpoint in viral video arrested on DUI, drug charges

    Man held at gunpoint in viral video arrested on DUI, drug charges

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:08:06 GMT
    David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)
    David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)
    The man featured in a viral video involving law enforcement in Jackson County is now in police custody on multiple charges.  In the viral clip, a man can be seen standing with his hands up, faced by numerous law enforcement vehicles and officers with their guns drawn. The video has gained more than 30,000 views on Facebook.  He has been identified by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department as 30-year-old David Achenbach, who was arrested and c...More >>
    The man featured in a viral video involving law enforcement in Jackson County is now in police custody on multiple charges.  In the viral clip, a man can be seen standing with his hands up, faced by numerous law enforcement vehicles and officers with their guns drawn. The video has gained more than 30,000 views on Facebook.  He has been identified by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department as 30-year-old David Achenbach, who was arrested and c...More >>
Powered by Frankly