Pearl River rises, voluntary evacuations urged

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Pearl River Rises, Voluntary Evacuations Urged

Officials from Agency, the National Weather Service and the City of Jackson are calling for voluntary evacuations in flood-prone areas and are urging caution for residents of Jackson as flood waters are expected to impact low-lying areas beginning this weekend.

The Pearl River in Jackson could reach 36 feet on Tuesday making some streets impassible and sending water into an estimated 500 homes.

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

Jackson Mayor Chokwe…

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