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Hinds County declares state of emergency as Pearl River approaches flood stage

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Hinds County declares state of emergency as Pearl River approaches flood stage

THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.CLOUDY.

LOWSIN THE UPPER 50S.

SOUTH WINDS 5HINDS COUNTY EMERGENCYMANAGEMENT DECLARING A STATE OFEMERGENCY.16 WAPT'S ADAM MCWILLIAMS ISALSOKEEPING AN EYE ON THE RIVER.HE'S IN THE NEWSROOM THISEVENING.

MEGAN THE PEARL RIVER IS NOW AT33 FEET.THAT'S 5 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGEAND MORERAIN IS IN THE FORECASTTHAT'S WHERE THE CONCERN COMESIN.TODAY HINDS COUNTY EMERGENCYOFFICIALSALONG WITH RANKIN COUNTY EOC ANDOFFICIALS WITH THE CITY OFJACKSON URGINGPEOPLE TO HEED THE WARNINGS ANDMAKEPREPARATIONS NOW IF YOU AREPRONE TOFLOODING FROM THE PEARL RIVER.WITH THE FORECAST CREST SATURDAYMORNING OF 35 AND A HALF FEET...OFFICIALSURGE PEOPLE TO MAKE SMARTDECISIONS WHMOVING IN FLOODED AREAS.

RICKY MOORE, HINDS COUNTY EOCDIRECTOR TURN AROUND DON'TDROWN..

WE WERE IN A MEETINGWITH THE CITY THISMORNING AND WE ARE ALREADYSEEING PEOPLE MOVING BARRICADESAND DRIVING AROUND THEM..THEY'RE JUST ASKING FOR TROUBLE.911 WAS INNUDATED WITH CALLSYESTERDAY.A CREST OF 35 AND HALF FEETWOULD MAKE THATTHE HIGHEST CREST SINCE THEFLOOD OF 19-83 WHICH IS REFERRED TO AS THEFORGOTTENFLOOD BECAUSE IT HAPPENED JUST 4YEARSAFTER THE BENCHMARK EASTER FLOODOF 19-79.

THIS FLOOD IS NO WHERE NEAR THEEASTER FLOOD OF 19-79..

WHERETHE PEARL RIVER CRESTED ATJACKSON AROUND 43 FEET.

LIVE INTHE NEWSROOM..

ADAM MCWILLIAMS16WAPT NEW



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