Please be Prepared for Possible Flooding

With the Pearl River expected to crest Saturday at a predicted 35.5 feet and the constant rain in the forecast the City of Jackson is asking everyone to prepare for flooding this weekend. There is a concern in the Greater Belhaven for those whose homes are located along our creeks which feed into the Pearl River, as the river rises the water backs up into those creeks and floods the surrounding area.

If water has gotten into your home in prior high level water events or if you would just like to take the precaution the City of Jackson has sandbags available at 4225 Michael Avalon Street, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Another concern is water. Please consider purchasing drinking water and filling tubs just in case.

For up to date information regarding potential flooding please visit www.jackson.ms.gov