DESOTO COUNTY, MS -- Feet of water is flooding several DeSoto County homes and roads, leaving Mississippi residents worried every time a storm rolls in.
After years of repeat flooding, the county is paying thousands to find a solution to one neighborhood's nightmare.
"When we have rain it kind of comes up," says resident Keith Danner. It's too much water for residents liking in Hallum Estates.
"It gets up pretty high. You can see where on houses, about two feet."
It's a big problem for homeowners, whose possessions are at stake, and also dangerous to drivers.
"You definitely have to be careful when you're driving with stuff like that," Danner agrees.
"Every time it rains they get very nervous because they've seen it come very close to their doors," says road manager Andy Swims."Several houses are getting water in them."
It's become a routine problem. DeSoto's road department is now looking into the issue.
"The roads, especially on the west side, go completely underwater," Swims tells abc24.com. "You've got several feet of water and that happens fairly frequently out there."
The county plans to hire an engineer to study why flooding happens and how to fix the problems.
"To see if we need to increase the size of a box culvert that goes under Highway 301 or to see if maybe a detention pond would help or a series of levees," says Swims.
"Getting that taken care of and everything will be nice. We've got children around here and we don't want children out there with anything like that," Danner adds.
The study costs thirty to forty thousand dollars. It will be completed in the next few months, then workers will start on the solution.