City of Jackson Prepares for Potential Flooding
Infrastructure Team Has Measures In Place, Prepares for Overnight Watch
(Jackson, MS) – Heavy rains are forecasted for the Jackson metro area tonight and the City of Jackson is prepared.
“We are monitoring the weather and will have barricades in place for the viaducts that are flood-prone. The bulk of the rain will probably enter the Jackson Metro area overnight. If we receive heavy periods of rain, possible flash flooding could arise,” said Dr. Charles Williams, City Engineer. “We advise motorists to be cautious traveling during the night where visibility is low, and judgment can be impaired regarding flooded roads. The Department of Public Works will be on alert during the night along with first responders.”
Residents are reminded to please report downed trees to 601.960.1875 and contact 311 or 601.960.1111 to report concerns, issues, or service requests.