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Street flooding, power outages reported in Jackson County this morning




JACKSON COUNTY  - Some street flooding has been reported this morning in various low-lying areas in Jackson County.


Jackson County emergency management officials have received reports of street flooding on Grand Bature Road around the north end of Bayou Cumbest in southeast Jackson County.


In addition, residents have reported street flooding on several roads in Gulf Park Estates in west Jackson County just outside the Ocean Springs city limits. Several trees also are down in the area, including one that has fallen about 50 yards from the Franklin Creek Bridge and another at Forts Lake and Independence roads in the Franklin Creek community in east Jackson County.


Pascagoula is seeing more street flooding, with standing water on the western and eastern tip of Beach Boulevard, with some trees also down.


In addition, Pascagoula emergency personnel reported localized flooding at Pascagoula and Dupont streets, Margie Moore Road, the Inner Harbor, Ford Avenue and on the westbound onramp at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.

Officials said residents all over Jackson County are experiencing some sporadic power outages.
Jackson County Civil Defense Director Butch Loper said increased flooding is possible as the weather deteriorates more and more this morning.