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National Weather Service updates flood warning for Harrison Co.

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has updates its flood warnings for the Wolf River and the Biloxi River.

Due to expected heavy rainfall, a flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas along the Wolf River and the Biloxi River in Harrison County.

Current forecasts call for the Wolf River to rise above flood stage tonight and will continue to rise to a level of 10.0 feet by Wednesday afternoon. The Wolf River is expected to fall below flood stage of 8.0 feet by Friday morning. Bells Ferry Road is expected to be underwater during the flooding.

The waters of the Biloxi River have already risen above the flood stage of 12.0 feet with water levels at 13.1 feet at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday. Current forecasts call for the Biloxi River to rise to around 14.0 feet by Wednesday afternoon and should fall below flood stage by midnight Thursday. Flood waters are likely to cover parts of Fisherman’s Trail and River Road in Gulfport.

The advisory warns drivers to not take their vehicles through flood waters, stating, “two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles, including pickups.”Reports are that flooding has already begun in some of these areas.

Sunherald.com will update information as it becomes available from the National Weather Service.

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