Thursday, February 13, 2020

Flood Update

Update (6:45 PM): Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba declares a state of emergency for the city of Jackson.

Posted below is a list of streets that are predicted to flood if the Pearl River rises to 38 feet.  Interactive map.

If you need sand bags, the city of Jackson was gracious enough to provide sands and bags.  Bring your own shovel and definitely bring your own back because guess who is going to be filling those bags? You are!  Nice to see the Mayor has finally become a do it yourself anti-government conservative.  Sandbags are available for pickup Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4225 Michael Avalon Street.




Note: One piece of advice if you have spare time and are worried about flooding, and I am speaking from experience, take your photos and scan them.  Upload them to the cloud is possible.  If your photos become water-damaged, they can still be saved.  Don't throw them away.  How to salvage photos.    Also, don't assume electronics are ruined.  Distilled water can be used to wash them off and in some cases, save the device or appliance.   
 
 Posted below is a list of streets that are predicted to flood if the Pearl River rises to 38 feet.

CLEARBROOK DRIVE
BARBARA ROAD
STOKES ROBERTSON ROAD
TWIN LAKES CIRCLE
LAKELAND TERRACE
LELIA DRIVE
LAKESIDE DRIVE
GREENBRIAR DRIVE
PEBBLE LANE
EASTOVER DRIVE
RIDGEWOOD ROAD
US HIGHWAY 51
E SILAS BROWN STREET
S WEST STREET
CHANNEL
MCDOWELL ROAD
E PEARL STREET
LAKE CIRCLE
S LAMAR STREET
US HIGHWAY 80
GREENWOOD AVE
SHEFFIELD DRIVE
FACTORY STREET
E SEDGWICK COURT
PICKFORD LANE
DOVER PLACE
THACKERY CIRCLE
CLUBVIEW DRIVE
ST ANDREWS DRIVE
CANTON CLUB CIRCLE
SOUTHWOOD ROAD
PLANTATION BLVD
GALLILEE STREET
JULIENNE STREET
NICHOLS AVE
GUM STREET
RIVERWOOD CIRCLE
S ROACH STREET
SIDNEY STREET
OFFUTT STREET
MANOR DRIVE
HUDSON STREET
HINDS STREET
MARTIN STREET
ALTON STREET
S PRESIDENT STREET
PINE PT DRIVE
E PASCAGOULA STREET
SPROLES STREET
SEDGWICK DRIVE
RADCLIFFE STREET
AMHURST STREET
ARGYLE STREET
ROMANY DRIVE
MEADOW OAKS DRIVE
BEECHCREST COURT
BEECHCREST DRIVE
DENDRON DRIVE
ROLLINGWOOD DRIVE
HARROW DRIVE
BEASLEY STREET
MCNUTT STREET
S FARISH STREET
SOUTH BROOK DRIVE
MELROSE DRIVE
VALLEY VISTA DRIVE
PARKWAY DRIVE
ALLSTATE DRIVE
SUN DRIVE
YUCCA DRIVE
WESTBROOK ROAD
RIVERWOOD DRIVE
MANHATTAN ROAD
W SOUTH STREET
E SOUTH STREET
COURT STREET
SUNNYVALE DRIVE
SANDLEWOOD PLACE
EDMAR PLACE
CAVALIER DRIVE
CANTERBURY COURT
EXIT 45B
SOUTHERLAND STREET
RIVER HILLS DRIVE
HIGHLAND DRIVE
RIVIERA DRIVE
VISTA COURT
CHELSEA COURT
RIVER ROAD
DEER TRAIL
CYPRESS TRAIL
RIVER COVE
RIVER GLEN
FOXBORO DRIVE
W SEDGWICK COURT
UNKNOWN RD
METER ROAD
S STATE STREET
E RANKIN STREET
INTERSTATE 20 FRONTAGE ROAD
EXIT TO HIGHWAY 80
RIDGEWOOD RD
CRANE RIDGE DRIVE
DUNBARTON DRIVE
UNKNOWN RD
EXIT 45
EXIT TO US-80
SIWELL ROAD
CONGRESS STREET
LAKELAND TER
GALLATIN STREET
S GALLATIN STREET
OLD CANTON ROAD
OLD BYRAM ROAD
GARNER ROAD
CARTERS GROVE
NORTHTOWN DRIVE
BRIGHTON DRIVE
O B CURTIS DRIVE
CONESTOGA ROAD
PINE TRAIL DRIVE
SHADOW LAKE DRIVE
SHADY GLEN ROAD
BAYSHORE DRIVE
HARBOR LAKE ROAD
LAKEVIEW COVE
SHADY BROOK ROAD
FOREST GROVE DRIVE
HARBOR PINES DRIVE
LAKEVIEW ROAD
FOOD SERVICE DRIVE
MANGUM DRIVE
WALKER CIRCLE
SWINGING BRIDGE ROAD
FRENCHS STORE ROAD
BUD STREET
NEELY ROAD
CEDAR LANE
SPILLWAY ROAD
MS HIGHWAY 149
SLOAN STREET
REDBIRD LANE
WYNN ST
JONES ST
MS HIGHWAY 468
RONNIE STREET
OLD BRANDON ROAD
FLORENCE BYRAM ROAD
ROBIN LANE
JACQUELYN DRIVE
LIBERTY ROAD
BECK STREET
QUINN DRIVE
RIVERVIEW DRIVE
CYPRESS BRAKE
MCBRIDE STREET
WOODGREEN COVE
STRICKLAND DRIVE
EVERGREEN WAY
LAURELWOOD DRIVE
RESERVOIR PARK RD
OLD HIGHWAY 49 ROAD
RESEVOIR PARK DRIVE


Kingfish note: How come Engineer Charles Williams is addressing the media instead of Public Works Director Bob Miller?



37 comments:

Anonymous said...

What? The gubmint should be filling those bags! Where's my free stuff?

Anonymous said...

Because Charles Williams is the only one who knows what is going on.

Anonymous said...

This is too much work. The poor sick and elderly of Jackson cant be expected to do this. If white people from Rankin dont come fill these bags up and put them in place than the tragedy and suffering of the 2020 Flood is all on you!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if China needs some sandbags?

Anonymous said...

Here we have a State Disaster, possibly a Federal Disaster and the mayor said you can fill all the sandbags you need but they close at 5:00
P.M. The mayor may be able to spell LEADER but he isn’t close to being one! Pitiful....

Anonymous said...

I wondered why they were running a 9-5 operation for sandbags????

Kingfish said...

Vicksburg helps its citizens. Many women and elderly can't fill sandbags.

Anonymous said...

Sad when I saw the owners of juniker jewelry and they also own interior spaces... they live in eastover and packing furniture in house and the store. Geez!!!


Anonymous said...

In most cities, the men of the churches get out and fill the bags and protect their neighbors... Somehow I doubt Stokes will gin up much support from his Rev friends.

Anonymous said...

Most of these streets are in expensive areas. Eastover Meadowbrook lake etc... I bet if it were black areas the city would be more of a help. I work in these neighborhoods weekly cutting the grass pinestraw landscape etc... Most of my best customers for 10 years or more. I feel bad for them.

Anonymous said...

Learned this during the 1st two 500 year floods

Get a piece of plywood and two or three traffic cones
Cut holes in the plywood so the cones fit through to the base
Cut the top 8 or so inches off the cones and put them in the holes and screw them to it
Flip it over on bags
Fill the cones and then lift the plywood up
Bags are filled with 35 lbs or so of sand use quick ties

Two men can fill about 150 bags an hour quicker if loading out of truck bed

Baby Chock is a loser said...

Mayor Baby Chock does not have a friggin' clue. He was way in over his head before he even took office. A law degree and attendance at "radical" conferences does not make you a leader of a state capital city.

Anonymous said...

This is a sorry pathetic lame brained lazy no good for nothing sniffless spineless boneheaded excuse of an administration. Where’s the Tylenol.

fed up in Jackson said...

Vicksburg also has a leader for a Mayor!! Mayor Flaggs GETS IT!!

Anonymous said...

5:42 - you are either an idiot, or a disgruntled PW employee. Or both - that certainly is possible.

Dr. Williams is good; he does know what is going on; and he is competent. But - to think that he excels Bob Miller in knowledge, experience or practical ability, you obviously don't know s**t about what you talk (or type) about.

The fact that the smart one (Miller) is not in the lead is because Baby Chock is beginning to get afraid of him - because he knows what he is talking about and will not sugar-coat anything to protect anybody.

But if you want to start comparing who "knows what is going on" and you exclude Miller, you, my friend, is who doesn't know anything about what is going on.

Anonymous said...

So if one wants to go fill bags to help, where does one go?

Anonymous said...

Baby chokwe... he loves his face on a political sign... however, beyond that he's a clueless goof! The guy was born with a silverspoon... my sister went to St. Joe with him and my brother lives in his neighborhood. All say he's nice guy just not a clue.

Anonymous said...

Why the hell do all you complainers not appreciating that Chockwe has all the public works employees over at the zoo, trying to repair it up to USDA standards so that he can get a license - so that he can close it because there is no money to operate and his 'world-famous contractor" has no interest in taking it over. So - who would you expect to fill these sand bags for the citizens? The city workers are "busy" - not fixing broken water lines, or collapsed sewer lines, or patching potholes, or repairing equipment so they could be used to patch potholes, or ----- anything else except making improvements at the closed down outdated zoo.

Of course he could do like other governments often do during emergencies - that is, use convicts (sorry Patricia, but that's the term that most of us understand) to help do this manual labor during an emergency. Probably that concept is against his community organizing, radical city concepts. But - with the song "How high's the water, mama" singing in the background, he ought to realize his salary, driver, bodyguard and all his escorts are given to him because he is supposed to be leading the city. The concept was to be leading it forward. Maybe somebody needs to turn his ass around to realize where we should be heading, not where he has us today.

Anonymous said...

Its interesting that this "press conference" was held at the Hinds County EOC headquarters. How many people know that contractually the COJ is to supply Hinds County with a facility to house the county EOC, presumably because it makes sense for the county and the capitol city to be coordinated? Soooo, Jackson put them in the basement of Eudora Welty Library where the EOC has to constantly scoop out water with buckets and send people home when the mold count gets too high? Jackson has fought the county every step of the way when Hinds has sought to move the EOC. And here we are.

Anonymous said...

How high was the crest in January? Is this higher?

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lumumba for giving us this information. I hope it was a lot of help to those residents that live on "Unknown Street".

I wanted to go help them evacuate, but I couldn't find said Unknown Street on the city maps.

Vote for Morgan Douglas of Jackson said...

If I was mayor I would declare state of emergency, I would call out the national guard, Mississippi State Troopers, and the Hinds County Sheriff to help with help with mandatory evacuation. Anyone needing sandbag would be able to 24 hours. I would have evacuation centers open help with any displace homeowner that flooding with getting help to rebuild. I would push Donna Ladd into the Pearl to save the city.

Anonymous said...

Chokwe was on local news and kept referring to the flooding as a storm that was coming on Sat night or Sunday. Maybe David Hartman can explain the difference to him.

Anonymous said...

Well folks at the Barrington with that sneaky back driveway don’t have to worry about getting flooded I suppose.

Anonymous said...

8:59 - If you were mayor and thought you had the authority to 'call out' the national guard and highway patrol, we'd have Ernest T. Bass in elective office.

Anonymous said...

Dale Danks and the governor came at with “ shoot looters on site” decree during the Easter flood.
There was only one recorded looting event. They requested that churches and local varsity sports teams help with sandbags, moving of need residents, and in the clean up. We reported to emergency personnel stations and were transported by first responders, road crews and national guard trucks to levees or to poor neighborhoods and put to work. Restaurants brought us food for days straight. We had shot guns to shoot floating nests of snakes. It was tough work but we met other football teams from all over the city and helped out to the degree we could. The mayor made his rounds and thanked us all and it wasn’t for photo ops. That is when Jackson worked as a city.

Anonymous said...

Boys & girls, I lived for 15 years in St. Charles Parish (one of the riches if not the richest in LA.) and guess what. No public employee ever filled bags for me. I either had friends help or able bodied men and women volunteered to help. Everyone knows the location let's step up!

Anonymous said...

Yes 852, this is higher. Maybe you don't have access to any other news source, Google, or other social media other than JJ, so to help you out -----------

This is higher.


Now, if you want to know more, this is going to be four feet higher on the Pearl. A few weeks ago the Pearl crested between 34.5 and 35. This is estimated today to crest at 38.5 over the weekend.

So yes - this is higher.

And, before you ask and to save you the problem, that would be slightly above the 1983 Pearl crest and below the 1979 (43.5) crest.

Glad to help. Rather do that than go fill sandbags.

Anonymous said...

This isn’t a flash flood, it’s a river flood. If you’re in a low lying area with the potential to flood, dont scan your pictures, take them to high ground and save them. Take all you can that’s in the floor of your house and move it to a friends house or somewhere out of the way. Get a small canoe/John boat to put couches and such in if you can’t move them and leave in the house. Put stuff on cinder blocks to get it off the floor. You have the time to be proactive, right now.

Johnny Weir said...

For the evil men do I will wash away in a Flood so say the LORD!
For the accursed things men hold on to I will wash away in a Flood


Pappy Odaniel said...

This is going to be a lot of water...for a while. Everyone loves their slosh models and predicting where the water goes, but if you are close to where they are predicting it to flood and not significantly uphill, you need to take precaution. This will get interesting because they are going to redline the reservoir for several days. The development of the area is significantly different than 1979 or 1983 as well as the capacity of the reservoir because of silt deposition. My guess is Kennef will get his wish and some of these newer neighborhoods around the Rez will get flooded as well as a chunk of Pearl and bye bye Richland. Also, historically Town Creek has been the biggest flooding issue in Jackson and it hasn’t had any significant maintenance in 30 years, so we’ll see where it ends up.

Louis LeFleur said...

Sandbags are great for flash flooding, and all but useless in backwater flooding, at least once the water level reaches your tub/toilet drains. A lot of people are going to a lot of effort in vain. There needs to be some honest education about this vs. giving people false hope. Just sayin....

Louis LeFleur said...

P.S. Sandbags also won't do much good unless you have a pump to get rid of the water that still gets through. Again, people are being given false hope about using sandbags.

Anonymous said...

You know, Dale Danks is still around and going strong, and Baby Chok would be wise to seek his guidance. But we all know that he won't and the reasons why. I hate it for all those that are going to be affected by this flood, especially the residents of Jackson. Y'all are not going to get much help from Baby Chok and his minions.

Anonymous said...

Wonder why Baby Chock decided that you can only get the sand before 5 in the evening. Is the site fenced in and will be locked after five? They aren't providing workers to help, so its not an overtime issue. Are they locking the site so that nobody will steal the free sand?

Other than being afraid to have citizens in that area of the radical new city after dark what's the use in making folks do this during what normal people consider working hour. I realize that many in our bold, or radical, or whatever we are now city don't work, but some in the flood prone areas do in fact have jobs.

Why not leave this site available other than 8-5 for folks to bring their shovels and load up a few bags.

Anonymous said...

Jackson has been in a perpetual state of emergency for over 20 years.

Anonymous said...

there’s a Quinn Street in Jackson, & a Peter Quinn Drive, but where is Quinn Drive?

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