Pearl River may flood homes, roads in Jackson, MS next week

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rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-08-26 13:20:50

Latest updates:More rain Friday could lead to more flash . What you need to know

The Pearl River in Jackson may reach 36 feet on Tuesday making some streets impassible and sending water into homes. It could go even higher.

Record-setting rainfall occurred in areas of Mississippi on Wednesday and much of that will be flowing in the Ross Barnett Reservoir soon.

“It rained a lot,” said John Sigman, reservoir general manager. “When the storm went across the Highway 16 corridor it put 10 inches in Carthage and 12 inches in Walnut Grove.

“So, we’ve got a lot of water coming to us. In the…

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