News Threat of historic flooding forces evacuations in Jackson, Mississippi

Threat of historic flooding forces evacuations in Jackson, Mississippi

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Pearl The most important thing to remember is to find out more about it.

The river level by 11 a.m. Friday at 35.32 feet, 7 feet above flood stage. Is considered to be a major flood stage. T

The Pearl, said they were. So Leti Vargas in the Harbor Pines Mobile Home Community.

“I have worked too,” said Vargas, 50.

Nearby, Donna and Mark Harvey put blocks under big items like furniture and left with me!

“Can you imagine us left and get away out? Donna Harvey said: t

Rankin County municipalities.  T 15 feet above flood stage.
Rankin County municipalities. T 15 feet above flood stage.

Marty Pope, service hydrologist with the National Weather Service, said the unanticipated 1 inch to 3 inches of the day. Forecasters have predicted about half the inch.

Pope notes that as soon as the river cakes above. T

The Easter Flood in 1979, when about 10 meters of a distance of 43.28 feet.

More than 17,000 Jackson-area residents were forced from their homes. Ever occur in Mississippi, resulting in about $ 700 million in damages.

In the flood of 1983, the Pearl rose to 39.58 feet.

It is at a dangerous level, Pope said. T

This weekend, the water overflowing.

Madison County. Tpictures in Madison County. T

The city of Jackson, meanwhile, predicted about the city. North East Jackson near the river. They are Hinds County Emergency Management Director, Ricky Moore. About 540 individual homes and businesses could see flooding.

Hinds County and the city of Richland.

Jackson and Hind County’s declarations come on the heels of flooding less than a month ago.

Jackson had three separate flash floods in January, according to the NWS.

Contributing: The Associated Press. Follow Justin Vicory on Twitter: @justinvicory.

The Pearl River rising in Jackson posing threat of historic flooding

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