In an effort to protect the health and well-being of our citizens, a Civil Emergency has been declared in the City of Jackson to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. As a precaution, City Hall and all non-essential city government offices, including our Senior Community Centers and Early Childhood Development Centers will be closed until March 31, 2020. Public gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited. Bars have been ordered to close and restaurants may only operate as take-out, drive-through, or delivery service only. Please continue to exercise proper hygiene and social distancing. Information for more resources may be found here.

Press Release: City of Jackson urges citizens to prepare for possible severe weather and flooding

Posted on January 10, 2020


NWS 1-10-20

(JACKSON, Miss.) – According to the National Weather Service, an outbreak of severe thunderstorms is expected Saturday morning with damaging winds of up to 70 miles per hour. Tornadoes and large hail is also expected. Please see the following are weather preparedness tips:

  • Prepare ahead of time, especially if you live in a low-lying area.
  • Sandbags will be available today until 6:00 pm Saturday from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm at 4225 Michael Avalon Street, Jackson, MS 39213
  • DO NOT drive or walk in floodwaters. Floodwaters can be contaminated with debris, harmful chemical, rodents, biohazards, etc. Keep kids and pets out of floodwaters.
  • TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN. Cars can be swept away in as little as two inches of water.
  • DO NOT remove any barricades. They are there for your safety.
  • 311 will be open tonight until 11:00 pm and tomorrow from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm tomorrow. Citizens can call the non-emergency line to report downed power lines or trees.
  • JTRAN Service will be SUSPENDED from 6:00 am – 11:00 am Saturday morning

    Press Briefing: Upcoming Severe Weather

    Press Briefing: Upcoming Severe Weather

    Posted by City of Jackson – Government on Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Citizens should remain vigilant and be prepared by:
    • Monitoring weather coverage through local news stations and weather apps
    • Stocking up on groceries and gas ahead of time
    • Having a family disaster kit prepared
    • Seeking alternate accommodations if living in a flood-prone area
  • If your car is disabled and/or left behind, it will be towed to the Metro Center Mall as a courtesy.
  • JATRAN will assist disabled and elderly citizens who need to get out of flooded area.
  • Hinds Co. EOC/Jackson Fire Dept. is prepared to assist with resources such as boats, if needed.

Communities and Neighborhoods affected by flash flooding include but are not limited to:
Belhaven
Fondren
Presidential Hills
Midtown
Hemingway Circle
Casa Grande
Choctaw Road off State Street

*Areas near major creeks (ie. Hanging Moss, Purple Creek, Town Creek etc.) are particularly prone to flash flooding

 

 

 

 

 

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