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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Wolf River residents leave now 

Harrison County officials are begging people living near the Wolf River to leave now, that if they wait until Monday morning it will be too late because of the rising river. They expect the river to rise above 8 feet (flood stage) by 9 p.m. Sunday and be at a staggering 23 feet by 11 a.m. Monday. For perspective, the highest recorded level is 16 feet. At 15 feet, several homes on Magnolia Drive and businesses along Menge Avenue will be under water. The Menge Avenue Bridge will go under later, along with several homes on Bells Ferry Road. Even the road will become too dangerous to travel because of fast-moving water.

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