Timber Creek Estates residents tired of repeated flooding

Timber Creek Estates residents tired of repeated flooding
A rain filled river flowed along Rocky Mountain Drive. (Photo source: WLOX)
A rain filled river flowed along Rocky Mountain Drive. (Photo source: WLOX)

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Cars underwater, a daring rescue and flood weary neighbors. All could be found Thursday at Timber Creek Estates subdivision, located off Old Highway 67 in Biloxi. A rain filled river flowed along Rocky Mountain Drive.

Neighbors in Timber Creek Estates have seen this mess before.

"I'm tired of it. And I'm about to move if they don't do nothing about it. I'm just over it," said Carol Woods.

She has seen several floods during the five plus years she's lived here. But the high water is new for two month resident Kevin Jacobs.

"This is actually my first time seeing this. But this was wild at about 8:30 this morning. You can see, about six mailboxes are under water on the other end as well," said Jacobs.

A partially submerged car was a focal point of the wild morning. Two women were rescued from the vehicle.

"When she got so far down Rocky Mountain, the car just spun out of control. So when the car spun out of control, I seen her and the driver in the car, they're beating on the window trying to get out of the car. So I just swam down there and rescued both of them out of the car," Reginald Harvey explained.

Harvey says he reacted so quickly, there wasn't much time to be scared.

"Both of 'em was shook up. Both of 'em was really scared. It kind of scared me too because you're dealing with a situation like that, it's kind of wild," he said.

Leave it to some neighborhood boys to find fun with all the water.

"It's kind of deep like. Just messed up, you know," Efrain Hernandez.said. "I went swimming in it. Not that deep. Came up to here on my waist."

"It looks fun to go swimming in it. But it's crazy and dirty," added Javon Jupiter.

"The only problem with it is it's nasty and there's probably got worms and stuff," said Michael Colville.

I'm guessing the worms headed for higher ground also. And for a time this morning, that was probably quite a challenge.

"Too much rain and it was coming real fast," said Jacobs.

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