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Flood water receding in Pearl River County

Several roads in Pearl River County, like Wheatfield Road, are still covered by water. (Photo source: WLOX) Several roads in Pearl River County, like Wheatfield Road, are still covered by water. (Photo source: WLOX)
The county did an initial damage assessment Sunday by vehicle. Damage assessments by boat started Monday morning. (Photo source: WLOX) The county did an initial damage assessment Sunday by vehicle. Damage assessments by boat started Monday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)
Crossroads Water Park on the Pearl River under water. (Photo source: WLOX) Crossroads Water Park on the Pearl River under water. (Photo source: WLOX)
PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Dozens of homes in Pearl River County are flooded, but the good news is the waters are receding. 

Pearl River County Emergency Management Director Danny Manley said the Pearl River crested Sunday night at 22.8 feet, and has gone down a foot since then. That's close to the record set in 1988 at 23.2 feet. 

According to Manley, 12 people were rescued from their homes on Sunday. And an estimated 42 homes were damaged in the county. No other homes are expected to take in water at this point. 

The county did an initial damage assessment Sunday by vehicle. Damage assessments by boat started Monday morning. Several roads, like Wheatfield Road, are still covered by water. 

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