Wells Ferry continues to recover from tropical storm, flooding

Wells Ferry continues to recover from tropical storm, flooding

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Wells Ferry Subdivision in Biloxi is mostly underwater just one week after being hit by Tropical Storm Cindy.

"This is the second worst flood since Katrina. Hurricane Isaac wasn't this bad," said resident, Danny Carter.

Residents say Thursday night they were awakened suddenly by the commotion of neighbors who realized that their streets and homes were starting to flood. From there, the race against time began for people to remove their boats and cars to higher ground.

"We had this sudden flash flood last night and the water came up faster than half the neighborhood expected. It was 11 or 12 o'clock and you just saw all the lights in the neighborhood coming on. I mean, we were driving through water just to get the cars up here," said Andy Cospar.

Living on the Tchoutacabouffa River, the homes are up high and people know how to prepare when they know a flood is on the way. However, there was no almost no warning Thursday.

"It came up real quick; in the matter of an hour or two," said Cospar.

Now that the water has started to recede, the muddy river residue covers most everything.

"If you let it dry, it turns into concrete. So as soon as it starts going down you have to be there right on the spot," said Carter.

After the cleanup, neighbors plan to enjoy the holiday weekend as the river slowly goes back into its banks.

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