National Weather Service Issuance for Jackson, Mississippi
There is a Flood Warning for the Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi beginning at 6pm until further notice. At 9:30 am Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the stage was at 30.79 feet.The river has risen above flood stage and will continue to rise near 34.0 feet by 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. The river will remain at this stage for several days.
As it pertains to flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 31.6 feet on February 6, 2016. At 32.0 feet, impact may cause water to affect businesses on South President and South Farish Streets as well as flooding on Sidney Street. At 31.0 feet, impact may cause approaches to additional homes and businesses in the Byram area. At 30.0 feet, impact may cause water backups into several creeks and streams in the Jackson area, as well as water under homes near the Pearl River in the Byram area. At 34.0 feet, possible impacted streets include: Annie St., City Garage Area – off Jefferson St., Eastover Area- Behind Homes, Foxboro St., Galilee St.- Behind Homes, Riverwood – East of Harrow Dr., Martin & Hinds St. – Curb Area, Old Brandon Road – Curb Area, President St.- South End, Quarters Parking Lot, Sidney Street, South West St. – Union Planters Area in West Curb, South West St. – Randy’s Upholstery Parking Lot, Westbrook Rd. – East of Sedgewick Dr., Yucca Dr., First Home in Hightower, Body Shop & Irby Area, and Rosemary Rd. east of Terry, MS.
Please see safety guides and precautionary measures below:
In the event of flooding you should always remember, Turn around, don’t drown. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers of Disease control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drowning occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. People underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drowning, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers that warn yu the road is flooded. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters. Please adhere to public warnings and barricades as they are necessary life safety precautions.
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