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Near-record flooding expected in Mississippi


Added 02-16-20 01:57:01pm EST - “Near-record flooding is expected in Mississippi in the coming days, officials warned.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Near-record flooding expected in Mississippi”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The National Weather Service in Jackson, Miss., tweeted Sunday that the Pear River in Jackson is at 36.42 feet and rising. 

The Pearl River at Jackson is currently at 36.42 ft and rising. This area has not seen the river this high since 1983 (37 years ago).It is forecast to crest on Monday at 37.5 ft. #PearlFlood2020 pic.twitter.com/5Txo48ZKX9

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said Sunday that “it will be days before we are out of the woods and water start to recede.” 

“We expect water to stay in the area for 2-3 days, with rain throughout the week,” Reeves tweeted, adding that residents should follow the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency on Twitter as well as local reports. 

“Protect yourself and your family — have a plan in place and evacuate if and when you are asked,” he said. 

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