The above graphs demonstrate the present high level of the Pearl River at Jackson. The first graph shows a dramatic increase in water levels on the 9th. The second graph shows present levels (as of February 13, 2013, at 1:25 p.m.), along with forecast levels.
Below is a copy and paste of the National Weather Service Flood Warning affecting our area.
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE PEARL RIVER AT JACKSON * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 9:30 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 27.7 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 28.0 FEET. * FORECAST... THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 31.0 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING. * IMPACT... AT 30.0 FEET... WATER BACKS UP INTO SEVERAL CREEKS AND STREAMS IN THE JACKSON AREA. WATER IS UNDER SOME HOMES NEAR THE RIVER IN THE BYRAM AREA. * IMPACT... AT 29.0 FEET... FARMLAND IN SOUTHERN RANKIN COUNTY BEGINS TO FLOOD AND WATER BEGINS TO AFFECT HOMES NEAR THE RIVER IN THE BYRAM AREA. * IMPACT... AT 28.0 FEET... MINOR FLOODING OF LOWLAND NEAR THE RIVER IS OCCURRING. WATER BEGINS TO BACK UP INTO SEVERAL CREEKS AND STREAMS IN THE JACKSON AREA.