Gov. Bryant signs a State of Emergency for flooded areas

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a State of Emergency for flooded areas.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has numerous reports of flooding throughout the state. Below is a breakdown of the reports that MEMA has received so far:

  • Bolivar: Several homes flooded. Several roads closed due to flooding and two roads closed due to damage.
  • Claiborne: Two fishermen are missing on the Mississippi River. Claiborne County and the Miss. Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks are assisting.
  • Coahoma: Several homes flooded.
  • DeSoto: Several roads flooded and several roads closed. Three dams have breached. One home is at risk of damage, but has been evacuated. A few roads are at risk of damage.
  • Hancock: Sandbags are being distributed at the following locations:
    o Lakeshore Community Center: 6640 Lower Bay Road, Lakeshore.
    o County Complex: 3068 Longfellow Road, Bay St. Louis.
    o Hancock County Horse Arena: 4184 Kiln Delisle Road, Kiln.
  • Marshall: Flooding in the Barton and North Red Banks areas. A few homes are affected due to roads being inaccessible. A few roads are closed.
  • Panola: Several houses could be affected, but sandbagging has been started and is working.
  • Sunflower: Inverness Elementary School has roof damage. Damage to a home in Inverness due to a tree falling. Five homes in Indianola at risk of flooding, with sandbagging operations ongoing.
  • Tallahatchie: Five roads closed due to flooding.
  • Tate: Several homes are at risk of flooding. One lane of Linwood Road is closed due to a box culvert failure.
  • Tunica: Several homes flooded or inaccessible. Several roads closed due to flooding. Shelter is open at 1165 Abbay Drive at the G.W. Henderson Recreation Center.
  • Washington: Several homes flooded or inaccessible. Residents needing sandbags in Greenville can call 662-378-1546. All other residents in Washington County needing sandbags can call 662-334-4322.
  • Yazoo: Minor road flooding in Yazoo City.

 

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