Since almost every mile of Waveland is in a flood zone, leaders told WLOX News they need relief and they need it soon.
Cheryl Kring lives about a block from the beach in Waveland. She says at $3,000 a year she’s at her limit of what she can afford to pay for flood insurance.
“We pay outrageous rates right here. And if they go up, how are people south of the railroad tracks going to be able to live down here? I mean, there are very few people now and we want to get the people back. There is no way. We’re barely making it,” said Kring.