Flash flooding overtakes Coast streets, homes - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Flash flooding overtakes Coast streets, homes

This photo from a WLOX News Now viewer shows Hawthorne Drive in Long Beach. (Photo source: Nekeisha Jones-Eldridge) This photo from a WLOX News Now viewer shows Hawthorne Drive in Long Beach. (Photo source: Nekeisha Jones-Eldridge)
Residents in areas of Long Beach are seeing water filling neighborhood streets and even getting into homes that don't normally flood.  (Photo source: WLOX) Residents in areas of Long Beach are seeing water filling neighborhood streets and even getting into homes that don't normally flood. (Photo source: WLOX)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Flash Flood watches and warnings are in effect for most of South Mississippi tonight, and the rain is still coming down. Residents in areas of Long Beach are seeing water filling neighborhood streets and even getting into homes that don't normally flood. 

Drivers are being asked to avoid portions of Hwy 90 from Cowan Road to Hewes Ave. Seaway Road is also flooded from Cowan to Three Rivers Rd. Officials are out placing barricades on flooded streets and remind drivers not to go around the barricades.

In Jackson County, Earl Ethridge told WLOX News Now that the Hurley and Wade areas are probably the hardest hit with water. But he added that residents don’t usually get water in homes there, and so far no problems have been reported.

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