HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Multiple people had to be rescued in Harrison County after water flooded the streets and people’s home.
Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said crews with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department worked from Saturday afternoon into the early morning hours of Sunday rescuing people.
Sullivan says one man was clinging to a tree when he was rescued. He drove into flooded waters, and his car was swept off of Pete Hickman Road. The man was unable to swim, and a firefighter and sheriff’s deputy had to pull the man to safety.
Sullivan also reported a man and his four-year-old child were rescued from the roof of their flooded and submerged pickup truck by rescue crews off of Saucier-Lizana Road. Reportedly, they were not injured, just wet and scared.
Officials are asking everyone to “turn around, don’t drown”. If roads are flooded or warning signs have been posted by the Harrison County Road Department, then don’t ignore those signs.
Saucier Fire, Biloxi Fire, Gulfport Fire and the Mississippi Bureau of Marine Resources provided boats and manpower to pull people from flood waters in Saucier.