Harrison Co. residents deal with rising waters after heavy rains

Harrison Co. residents deal with rising waters after heavy rains

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - As flood waters from north Harrison County made its way south, roads in Biloxi and Gulfport north of Interstate 10 began to fill.

People and their homes waited helplessly as the waters continued to rise.

“My husband and I have been living here for 19 years and, I mean, we’re used to this but I’ve never, you know after Hurricane Katrina, I know we had about four foot of water in the house, but I think this is going to be like the flood of 1995," said Mary Favre.

Favre lives on South River Road in the Biloxi River Estates community. She’s trapped in her home and, like many others north of I-10, she’s worried that more flooding in the overnight hours will bring water into her house. She and her husband are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.

“Well, we have a boat and a jet ski in the front yard, and we could take off if we want to, but if I need to, I’ll just go up in the attic if we have water in the house. But, I’m staying here to take care of my animals," Favre said.

With the water inching ever closer, Favre said that she won’t rest easy until it subsides.

“Yea, it’s a little bit scary. I just don’t want to lose everything because my husband and I put so much, you know, work into our home," Favre said.

Lewis Lee lives on the other side of Highway 605 from Favre, and he has water up to his thighs under his home. The water level increased nearly five inches from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

When asked if he was nervous about the water, he said that the house is good. We’ve been through this before, and we’ll go through it again.

As of Sunday night, Harrison County EOC Director Rupert Lacy said the Biloxi River is forecast to crest at 19.5 feet on Monday.

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