Coast residents evacuated as flood waters rise

by Associated Press

Published: May 2,2013

Tags: emergency, emergency management, evacuate, evacuation, evacuee, flood, flooding, rain, water, Weather

JACKSON COUNTY — Emergence management director Earl Etheridge says several Moss Point streets were being evacuated because of floods from pounding thunderstorms.

He tells The Mississippi Press his office helped Moss Point firefighters and police officers rescue people last night.

Four to seven inches of rain fell yesterday afternoon, with another two to four inches possible as of last night.

There’s also an 80 percent chance of rain today and a 50 percent chance of rain tomorrow.

Etheridge says that depending on rainfall farther north and in Mobile, there could also be localized river flooding.

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