PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received storm reports from 13 counties due to the ongoing heavy rainfall throughout the state.
According to the National Weather Service, some areas in the Mississippi Delta have received up to six to eight inches of rain over the last 24 hours. For today and tonight, areas in the Mississippi delta could receive new rainfall of three to eight inches. Areas along I-55 north and south of Vicksburg down to the Gulf Coast could see two to five inches of rainfall, and areas east of I-55 and north of Hattiesburg could see up to one to three inches.
According to the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center, some areas in south Mississippi could receive up to 10 inches of rain over the next few days. Coastal tides are two and a half to three feet higher than normal, so low lying areas could see minor to moderate inundation.
The public is asked to stay off roadways in flooded areas and have a plan in the event floodwaters threaten homes.
Breakdown by county:
Damage report updates will be released as they become available.
MEMA urges the public to report damages to your local Emergency Management Agency. For a list of contact numbers for your county, visit www.msema.org/local-ema.
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