JACKSON, Miss. - "It really does concern me because I own my home, I'm old and I'm not about to move," says Frances Mabry. She says she's desperate to get the Purple Creek bank behind her home to fixed. She claims it's quickly eroding and could do some major damaged if it's not stopped. "At this rate, it's going to be up here on our fences, take our fences down, be in our backyard, then our houses will go," says Mabry.
She says for nearly 24 years she's watched the bank slowly erode away, creeping it's way towards her home and leaving a huge drop off in her backyard. Neighbors placed about six tires near the creek to track the bank's erosion. "As you can see there are only two tires left. You can see the extent of the erosion here," says Mabry, who's scared for children and pets living in the area.
"They could come and fall into this and I wouldn't be able to get down there and get them out," says Mabry.
We reached out to ward one Councilman Quintin Whitwell about the disappearing bank but our phone calls have not been returned at this time. News Channel 12 also reached out to the city of Jackson, we've not received an official response about Purple Creek at this time.