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City, county and state officials have been working to help with evacuations and with rescues. 
Pearl River water levels continue to undershoot forecasts, which is good news. Saturday night at 6 p.m.
Flow coming from the reservoir spillway dam
Officials with the Ross Barnett Reservoir said today that they were nearing capacity and would begin releasing more water beginning late this afternoon.
Operation Sandbag at Public Works Maintenance yard on Michael Avalon Road. Hundreds of cars and trucks are waiting to pick up and fill sand bags at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
As the Pearl River rises, houses at the intersection of Rollingwood and Dendron take on water.
Flow coming from the reservoir spillway dam







Latest update for Twin Lakes Circle

On the scene visual report: 11p, five hours after Reservoir officials increased the spillway outflow, there is no visible increase in water levels at Twin Lakes Circle in Eastover. Yet another push back of the feared 38-foot level everyone has been predicting. Every time the high point gets pushed back is good news.


Tonight is the night

The reservoir began increasing its water volume into the spillway at 6 p.m. tonight. Every two hours for the next 12 hours the flow will increase 2,000 cubic feet per second (about 3.3 percent) peaking at 6 a.m. Sunday morning. Officials say the increase will be dramatic, raising the flood level from 36 to 38 feet over the 12-hour period.






Hundreds seek sandbags

Operation Sandbag at Public Works Maintenance yard on Michael Avalon Road. Hundreds of cars and trucks are waiting to pick up and fill sand bags at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. There is an automatic sandbag filter running non-stop as well as individuals and volunteers filling by with shovels.



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