Proclamation of Local Emergency


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Press Release: City of Jackson Braces for Another Round of Potential Flash Flooding; Urges Citizens to Take Precaution

Posted on February 12, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Due to the heavy rainfall forecast for the Jackson metro area late Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, there is a high potential for flash flooding to occur in low-lying areas beginning at 4:00 pm. Citizens who experienced flooding during the January 14th rain event are especially prone to experiencing flooding over the next two days.

The City of Jackson is urging citizens who live in the following areas to exercise caution and prepare ahead of time:

Lynch Creek              Town Creek                  Purple Creek             Hanging Moss
Hemingway Circle   Camelot Apartments    Any area located near the Pearl River

In the event that flash flooding occurs, drivers should seek out alternate routes to reach their destinations, avoiding viaducts and areas of high water. TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN.

Please DO NOT REMOVE BARRICADES on the roadways. They have been put in place to ensure drivers’ safety.

Additionally, DO NOT WALK IN FLOOD WATERS. Floodwaters carry debris that can be contaminated with harmful chemicals, rodents, biohazards, etc. Keep kids and pets out of floodwaters.

Sandbags will be available for PICK UP ONLY until Friday, February 14, 2020, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm at 4225 Michael Avalon Street.

***PLEASE NOTE*** All City offices will be closed and City services will be unavailable on Monday, February 17, 2020, in observance of Presidents’ Day.



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