Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jackson flood warning

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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.

For additional information please signup and follow the Code Red warnings and always practice water avoidance measures. 


Anonymous said...

I hope this doesn't delay all of the good work the city is doing fixing the streets.

Anonymous said...

Glass half full. Finally Jackson residents have a way to get water.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, KF, for sharing this. Very helpful and valuable information for businesses and homeowners in these areas.
3:43 and 3:44, not helpful, not useful, not funny, unnecessary, and very immature of you. This is a very serious matter. People need to be prepared so they won't lose everything they own or perhaps even their lives.

Anonymous said...

@6:27 Thank you! Well said. Floods are awful.

Anonymous said...

The water is already up behind homes in Eastover. Looks to be the same levels as it was one year ago. Should be ok.

Anonymous said...

Imagine how quickly the State (and Tate Reeves) would be moving to build walls and levees if Madison/Rankin were constantly threatened by floods.

Anonymous said...

Jackson isn't "constantly threatened by floods" but is constantly plagued by water and surface sewage leaks.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:17, so none of Rankin County went underwater the other day? Hell Rankin County had the most flooding.

Anonymous said...

817. You are an idiot. Your commentary proves it. Check the flooding of homes, apartments, and businesses in Madison, Rankin and Hinds County then come back and open your piehole.

Trying your best to find a way to trash Reeves shows how little your best is and how little you understand anything about government or floods.

Anonymous said...

The development over the years in the flood plains of Jackson, Rankin County and particularly Flowood have exacerbated the flooding situation. Look at all the fill in that has been done over the years out Lakeland Drive and Highway 25. Look at all the development that went on decades ago east of Old Canton Road. This development makes flooding problems much worse in other areas. Corrupt government caused this. Land developers rule.
Also, I would advise people not to buy homes in areas prone to flooding. My heart goes out to those who are facing rising waters.

Anonymous said...

As a long time resident, I'd like to point out that there's been decades of knowledge about what floods on the rankin side of the river, yet developers put apartments and neighborhoods right in the middle of the flood plain. And all these people apparently moved right in without even thinking about it. Sympathy only goes so far when it's ignorance, greed, and laziness that causes loss. These municipalities should be ashamed for allowing their greed to override their sense as well though.

Anonymous said...

@10:10 and all of East and Left in and AE Flood Zone said "Amen"...Along with the other streets that flood just because of the infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

Y'all fell hard for the troll at 8:17. Thanks for the laugh.

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