Barnett Reservoir officials are continuing to hold water in the 33,000-acre lake north of Jackson to delay flooding downstream on the Pearl River, after as much as seven inches of rain fell in the basin this week.
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Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has just issued an emergency proclamation, in light of flooding occurring from the Pearl River.
Jackson Academy’s (JA) home openers will be played this year at Trustmark Park.
The games have been moved to the Pearl facility due to flooding from the Pearl River.
Eastover resident Richard Aikin (left) received help from his brother Hank as they moved household possessions out of his home in anticipation of weekend flooding.
Crest will be 38 feet! Will your street flood?
This PDF will tell you.
Click here to read a full list of areas expected to flood at various river stages:
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba urged citizens to stay out of flooded area and not remove barricades. Sand bags will be available today and tomorrow from 8 am to 5 pm at 4225 Michael Avalon Street.
Felecia Bowser, warning coordination meterologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, talked about the forecast for the coming week, saying a cooler and dryer air mass has settled over the area for the weekend so no rainfall is expected.
In a press conference today, John Sigman, general manager of Ross Barnett Reservoir, announced the receipt of new and worsening water level data from the National Weather Service.
The CDC offers these tips to stay safe during a flood:
During a Flood Watch or Warning
-Gather emergency supplies.
-Listen to your local radio or television station for updates.
-Have immunization records handy (or know the year of your last tetanus shot).