Although hundreds of people have been displaced due to the flooding in Warren County, one resident remains to save his home since childhood.

Anderson Jones Sr., a resident of Filter, Miss., walks a little less than a mile every week to get to his home where floodwater serves as the view from his front porch. After Jones parks his car, he uses a small boat to navigate to through flood water then uses an ATV for the last part of his journey home, now surrounded by sandbags to keep water out. Jones was injured in a serious car accident in the 1990s that left him disabled.

His disability makes his journey home every week even more challenging. The photos in this gallery show the strenuous circumstances of his journey.

Read our Flooding in Mississippi series.


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Eric J. Shelton was a 2018 corps member in Report for America, and joined the team as our first photojournalist. A native of Columbia, Miss., Eric earned his bachelor’s in photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a multimedia journalist for Abilene Reporter-News, chief photographer for the Hattiesburg American and photo editor for the Killeen Daily Herald before joining our team June 2018. He rejoined Mississippi Today as our health photojournalist in January 2022.