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Flooding brings injuries, rescues: MEMA releases report

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PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has received storm reports from multiple counties due to the ongoing heavy rainfall and flooding throughout the state, said the Mississippi Emergency Management Center Friday. 

There were two injuries being reported in Harrison County.

The National Weather Service said flash flooding will remain a possibility through the weekend especially for south and coastal Mississippi.  Several rivers and creeks will crest to moderate and in some cases major flood stages over the next few days so it is important for residents to remain weather aware. Official have urged citizen to please do not attempt to travel on flooded roadways and have a plan in the event floodwaters threaten their homes.

For the latest information on road conditions please visit the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s website at or call 5-1-1.

The following counties have reported flooding issues since Thursday:

  • Amite: Water rescues have been conducted throughout the day.
  • Copiah: Several roads affected.
  • Pike: Swift water rescue teams in the county.  Rescues have been conducted throughout the day
  • Harrison:
  • Hancock:
  • Wilkinson: Several roads affected.

Amtrak has stopped its southbound train from Chicago to New Orleans at Jackson due to water on the tracks near Osyka, Miss.  The train company plans to bus passengers from Jackson to New Orleans.

Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

MEMA urges the public to report damages and flooding to your local Emergency Management Agency. For a list of contact numbers for your county,

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