Miss. communities begin debris clean-up

By The Associated Press




JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — National Weather Service officials were warning central and south Mississippi residents to keep a close eye on river flooding, especially along the Pearl River Basin.

Senior Hydrologist Marty Pope says the Pearl River Basin area received some of the heaviest rainfall from Tropical Storm Lee. He says the city of Forest in Scott County received 12 inches of rain as Lee moved through Monday.

The weather has issued flood warnings through the weekend for several areas of central, south and coastal areas in Mississippi.

On the Gulf Coast, crews were out Tuesday on U.S. Highway 90 trying to remove wet sand left on the beach road. Crews began work from the Biloxi Lighthouse to the Bay St. Louis Bridge and then moved to other areas.