Water was covering Carnation Street Friday morning in the Silver Creek subdivision of the Kiln. (Photo source: Peter Greco)
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Flood waters covered streets across South Mississippi Friday, making it difficult for some residents to leave their homes. Mother Nature dumped more than five inches of rain in Hancock County in just a few hours. And the problems are far from over.
"It's pretty heavy; It's been storming all night. I'm ready for some sunshine," said Hancock County resident Jay Signorelli.
Pools of water on the roadways, as deep as two feet in some areas, made getting around town a dangerous prospect. Some found it impossible to go anywhere.
"I'm stuck," said Waveland resident Terri Carter.
Carter found herself trapped in her home.
"I had to call in to work today because I couldn't get out," explained Carter.
Her father-in-law, Scott Carter, said, "Her car was just too low to the ground. If she'd went out in that, she would have ruined her car. The only way I was able to get back in is because I'm driving a truck."
"You can tell by our mailbox right now, if I went out in this, the water would be in my car," Terri said.
By 1pm Friday, Mother Nature had dumped more than five inches of rain over Hancock County, and the WLOX 24/7 Weather Team says it's not over yet.
"It happens when we get a lot of rain in a short period of time," said Scott Carter.
Avenue B and Coral Street in Waveland was one of the toughest areas to travel through.
"It could be poor drainage, I don't know. Or it could be that the ground is saturated and there is no place for the water to go," Carter said.
But until the rainfall stops and the flood waters recede, driving conditions will remain less than ideal.