Residents Not Worried Over Amite River

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Residents who live along the Amite River near Hoo Shoo Too and Kendalwood Road are not worried about the Amite River. It has risen to moderated flooding after this past weekends heavy rain threat.

Jean White has been living in the area for decades, and he said he is not worried how high the Amite River is so he spent his day fishing.

“I missed a nice one,” said White. “I  had one on my pole; about 3 or 4 pounds of catfish.”

Jeff Pennington who owns several trailers along the Amite River said the heavy rain we have all seen in the past month has brought the community closer.

“We all go together to help the elderly down the street [and] make sure they were all safe and get their stuff out,” said Pennington.

According to reports, the river has risen past its predicted crest Sunday morning, but it is not a major concern for residents.

Drivers are encouraged to turn around and find another route if they still see flooded roadways.

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