Swollen Pascagoula River floods parts of George Co.

Swollen Pascagoula River floods parts of George Co.
Dozens of homes and campsites have been touched by the flooding. (Photo source: WLOX)
Dozens of homes and campsites have been touched by the flooding. (Photo source: WLOX)
The Pascagoula River at Merrill crested at more than 28 feet on Wednesday, with that water moving down into lower George County today. (Photo source: WLOX)
The Pascagoula River at Merrill crested at more than 28 feet on Wednesday, with that water moving down into lower George County today. (Photo source: WLOX)

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - George County is under an emergency declaration. That happened Thursday when county supervisors met to talk about the scope of flooding along the banks of the Pascagoula River.

Several neighborhoods are underwater, water that is as much as 10 feet deep over some roadways.

Meanwhile, dozens of homes and campsites have been touched by the flooding. Most are elevated high enough where the water didn't come in, but some were not so lucky. In addition to the homes, several cars were inundated by the flood waters.

The Pascagoula River at Merrill crested at more than 28 feet on Wednesday, with that water moving down into lower George County today. It's the highest level on the river since 1974.

In the flooded areas, power is also a concern. In some locations, the water is so high, you could almost touch the power lines in a boat.

Hundreds of power meters also went under, and residents won't to be getting mail anytime soon, since almost every mailbox is completely underwater.

Doug Walker spent the day in George County. Watch for his story tonight on WLOX News Now and on WLOX.com.

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