River residents: Take flood warnings seriously

Emergency managers say that residents along rivers need to be particularly aware of warnings issued for this weekend, and to take action now.

“Residents need to understand that this will bring serious flooding to our areas,” Harrison County Emergency Manager Rupert Lacy said. “This is no small event and will absolutely affect homes and roadways. Please do not dismiss this as a typical flood warning.

“People who live in areas affected by flooding of the Tchoutacabouffa River, the Biloxi River and The Wolf River should take action now to avoid being trapped in a flood. Should you remain in your homes and get caught by the flooding, it will be difficult, and perhaps impossible for responders to reach you. We could see flooding of historic proportions.

To read the National Weather Service advisories for the rivers,
click here.