GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Numbers just in from the Gulfport Public Works Department show the impact the severe weather and flooding had on the city April 28.
According to public works director Wayne Miller, 295 homes, 60 apartments and 29 businesses took in water during the downpour and flash flooding.
For many, the cleanup process is still a daunting challenge. Ruined carpet, furniture and construction materials line the streets in some neighborhoods.
As we reported yesterday, officials with FEMA and MEMA are now in the area evaluating and documenting damage left behind by the floods.
Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy said many homeowners who were affected by the rising waters did not have flood insurance, and they have no way to pay for the damage that was done. That's why local leaders are hoping for federal assistance to help with the recovery.