Friday, December 6 2013 12:05 PM EST2013-12-06 17:05:10 GMT
Dougherty county employees were thanked with a special ceremony for their hard work this year.Commissioners hosted the 2013 Employees Service Awards Program for the county's hundreds of workers, givingMore >>
Commissioners hosted the 2013 Employees Service Awards Program for the county's hundreds of workers, giving away gift cards and plaques. More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:49 AM EST2013-12-06 16:49:57 GMT
Albany City Engineer Bruce Maples announced the temporary closure of W. Roosevelt Avenue from Pine Avenue to N. Davis Street.Beginning Monday, December 9, 2013, W. Roosevelt Avenue between Pine AvenueMore >>
Beginning Monday, December 9, 2013, W. Roosevelt Avenue between Pine Avenue and N. Davis Street will be closed for storm water drainage improvement. This work is expected to last for several months.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 9:15 AM EST2013-12-06 14:15:30 GMT
Trees have been falling to the ground in Arkansas as that state an numerous others are hit by an icy winter storm. Entergy Corporation of Arkansas is preparing to deal with widespread power outages."RampingMore >>
At least a dozen Georgia Power personnel and their trucks are leaving South Georgia enroute to Arkansas, where trees have been falling as that state and others are hit by an icy winter storm.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 8:16 AM EST2013-12-06 13:16:05 GMT
Animals at the Albany Humane Society will have a more comfortable Christmas, that's because supporters came by the shelter Thursday night to drop off animal treats and toys sure to make dogs wag theirMore >>
Animals at the Albany Humane Society will have a more comfortable Christmas, that's because supporters came by the shelter Thursday night to drop off animal treats and toys sure to make dogs wag their tails and cats purr with delight.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:58 PM EST2013-12-06 04:58:46 GMT
Folks learned how to have a homemade Christmas celebration Thursday night. The Dougherty County extension office held its 5th Annual Christmas Show. Organizers demonstrated holiday recipes and showed howMore >>
Folks learned how to have a homemade Christmas celebration Thursday night.More >>
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -
More than 100 people have now been rescued from there Moss Point homes after Isaac dumped torrential rains in the city. Police said emergency calls began coming in early Thursday morning from people panicking as the water began to rise on their streets. Residents said they are happy that they are now out of harm's way.
You could hear the rain pounding and see water rising in Moss Point Thursday. A team of drenched firefighters and police lead boat after boat of people from the flood waters surrounding their homes. Those being rescued admitted that they never imagined Isaac would turn their roads into rivers and leave them trapped.
"Yes, I am very scared," a woman said.
"It's kind of got half way [water] and then this morning it was high, high," a Moss Point resident said.
Police Chief Keith Davis said Isaac's powerful punch was also a shocker to him.
"I thought that the worse of the storm was over, but at some point the storm turned and we started to get a lot of rain. We started to come back on us, so right heavy, heavy flood waters on the streets in east Moss Point," Davis said.
Over on Jasmine Street, police went door to door to help get folks out before the water got any higher. A mother, her baby and their godfather Wayne Cameron were in a partially submerged trailer.
"It was coming up, and I said I got another two feet before it starts coming in. I think it about time for us to go," Cameron said.
So far, 110 people are now safe thanks to emergency responders. After going through Isaac, several Moss Point residents said, they will think twice about riding out a storm.
"Yes, I should have evacuated," Cameron said.
The city also called for a mandatory evacuation on the east-side of Highway 63, from Karen Street to the Kreole Community, after receiving word Mobile, AL was going to open its flood gates.
The residents rescued were either picked up by friends and family members or brought to one of the Jackson County Shelters.