Pearl River crests at Jackson without damaging flooding

April 7, 2017 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Officials say the Pearl River is falling at Jackson, meaning damaging flooding is unlikely following heavy rains. Discharge from the Ross Barnett Reservoir dam peaked at […]

Colombia death toll nears 200 after floodwaters devastate city; search for bodies ongoing

April 3, 2017 in News

BOGOTA, Colombia — Rescuers prying through piles of rocks and wooden planks left by floodwaters from three rivers that surged through a Colombian city vowed to resume their search at […]

With Louisiana flooded, cleanup continues along with search for bodies

August 17, 2016 in News

BATON ROUGE, La. — Authorities went door to door and car to car to check for bodies Tuesday, and homeowners began the heartbreaking task of gathering up soaked family photos […]

Gov. Phil Bryant declares state of emergency for 12 counties with storm damage

April 9, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in 12 Mississippi counties that have suffered impacts from flooding and severe storms that moved through the […]


January 9, 2013 in News, Top Stories

Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr. held a press conference detailing the City’s preparations for approaching inclement weather and possible flooding.

The National Weather Service predicts between 3 to 5 inches of heavy rain over the next few days. According to the National Weather Service’s website, the Pearl River is currently at 18 feet. If it reaches the flood stage of 28 feet, the river could cause creeks to drain much slower which could contribute to flooding in certain areas….