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 43,000 cubic feet (1,218 cubic meters) per second Tuesday, but was reduced after the lake began falling Tuesday night. Water has flooded lowlands, but done […]
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 first light Sunday as the death toll from one of the worst disasters in the country’s recent history neared 200. With no electricity to light […]
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 and mucking out houses dank with bayou mud, as the floodwaters started to recede across parts of southern Louisiana. Even as the water fell in […]
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 state beginning April 3. The state of emergency was issued Tuesday. It is an administrative tool that authorizes the use of additional state resources to […]
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….