Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Guv Declares State of Emergency in Hinds


From WJTV:

"Multiple counties in Mississippi have been impacted by these storms. High water remains in many areas and could continue to rise if we see additional rainfall. Residents should avoid floodwaters and take all necessary safety precautions," Gov. Bryant said. "MEMA and other state agencies are working to assist the counties and residents that have been impacted, and this state of emergency declaration will allow the use of additional tools and resources as we respond to this weather event."

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has activated the State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate response for the ongoing flooding, and recovery from severe weather.

For the latest on road conditions, go to www.mdottraffic.com, download the free MDOT mobile phone app or dial 5-1-1. 


The warning from the National Weather Service:

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE PEARL RIVER AT JACKSON * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 8:30 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 33.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 28.0 FEET. * FORECAST... THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 35.5 FEET BY FRIDAY EVENING. * IMPACT... AT 35.8 FEET... WATER IS CLOSE TO ENTERING HOMES IN NORTHEAST JACKSON. * IMPACT... AT 35.4 FEET... WATER BEGINS TO ENTER HOMES IN THE HIGHTOWER AREA. 


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