Harrison County issues flood warnings

A flood warning has been extended until late Thursday night for most rivers in Harrison County because of heavy rains produced by Tropical Storm Lee.

The Harrison County Emergency Management Agency said the Wolf River above Gulfport was at 10 feet at a.m. this morning, with the flood stage at 8 feet. The river is expected to continue rising to near 10.5 feet by Tuesday morning. At 10 feet, Bells Ferry Road is closed within a mile of the bridge.

The Biloxi River near Lyman is under flood warning until Tuesday evening. At 8 a.m., the stage was 14.2 feet and flood stage is 12 feet. The EMA says the river has crested and is expected to to continue falling to below flood stage by Tuesday afternoon.

At 14 feet, homes on Lower Fisherman Trail will begin to flood and Lower River Road will be impassable.

The Tchoutacabouffa River near D'Iberville was at 10.5 feet at 8 a.m. with the flood stage is 8 feet. The river is near crest and is expected to fall below flood stage by Tuesday afternoon.

At 10 feet, recreational camps are inaccessible and property along Lamey Bridge Road will be inundated. Water will be at the undercarriage of the bridge and a strong current will flow across the bridge approaches.

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