Pearl River expected to crest. Mayor urges residents to get out now, declares National Emergency

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Mississippi mayor urges residents to ‘get out now’ as state braces for river flooding after record rainfall
  • “If you are capable of getting out now, get out now,” Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said in a news conference
  • He said it’s possible for 100 to 150 homes to be impacted in floods from the Pearl River and warned locals to head for higher ground or go to city shelters.
  • Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday in anticipation of the Pearl River flooding, now forecast to crest at 35.5 feet Monday morning
  • Mississippi has been grappling with flash flooding since Aug. 22. So far, 42 homes, nine businesses, five farms and 43 public roads have been reported as damaged, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said in its initial assessment.
  • Some areas got 14 inches of rain in a 72-hour timeframe as the state saw record rainfall, the agency said.

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