HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. – Floodwaters were already covering Harrison County Monday morning, and those are expected to get even worse as more severe weather moves across the state. Rupert Lacy, director of emergency management for the county, has spoken with the National Weather Service. He says all three rivers in the county should be at or above flood stage by the evening.
"You get large amounts of rain in a short period of time; drainage systems just will not let water run off. We have sent out notices to our people who live along the rivers that they can expect more rain,” said Lacy. He says their public works departments have been clearing out drainage ditches and barricades have barricades set up.
“We are kinda at mother nature’s mercy.”
Latham said floods from the weekend impleaded on school bus routes as well as commuter traffic. It is be likely that those flood levels will continue into Tuesday morning.