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MS National Guard rescues residents in Hancock County

Getting rescued by the MS National Guardsmen brought back memories of Hurricane Katrina for some in Hancock Co. Getting rescued by the MS National Guardsmen brought back memories of Hurricane Katrina for some in Hancock Co.
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The Mississippi National Guard has been on the ground for several days now in South Mississippi. On Wednesday, guardsmen came to the rescue several times in Hancock County.

For some people it was a sense of déjà' vu. What so many people went through when Hurricane Isaac moved through was just like seven years ago when Katrina slammed the coast and flattened Hancock County.

Even after building back higher and stronger, Isaac left some folks trapped and calling for help.

Waveland resident Joey Amann thought his family would be high and dry as Isaac made its way to the coast. But when the heavy winds and water started coming, he realized staying home put them all in danger.

"About six o'clock this morning we noticed the water was about four feet high," Amann said. "And around 8:30 we noticed it was time to get out of there."

Amann said he thought his family would be safe in their home because it's raised eight feet off the ground.

"Coming off the porch, we were knee deep in water," Amann explained.

That's when he said they called for help and the National Guard responded.

"They saved us," Amann said.

A couple who was riding out the storm with the Amanns and their four-week old infant were rescued.

"I think we're going to be here a while doing this," said Jessie Fineren with the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency.

Not far away, WQRZ staff members also had to be saved from the rising water after the Waveland radio station took in more than two feet of water.

"It's knee deep up at the radio station," broadcaster Debbie Huber said.

Station owner Brice Phillips stayed and continued to broadcast, but wanted his staff out of harm's way.

"So Brice is there holding down the fort. I guess he will be the last to leave," Huber said.

The flood waters have made several streets in Hancock County impassable. Bay St. Louis resident Billy Sanders was driving in Hancock County when saw water over the roadway and decided to turn around.

"We were going to go check on our building on 603, Green Acres Lawn Equipment, but we're just going to turn around and go back home. It's too dangerous," Sanders said.

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