Monday, August 15, 2016

Updated Flood Damage Reports to MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received updated damage reports ongoing flooding in south Mississippi.

Wilkinson County Emergency Management reports 71 homes damaged from flooding, primarily in the towns of Crosby and Centreville. There are 67 people in the shelter, opened in Natchez on Saturday, housing the displaced residents. The Mississippi Department of Human Services and American Red Cross are managing the shelter.

Amite, Harrison and Pike counties are reporting flood damage to several roads.

Damage assessments conducted by MEMA and local officials are scheduled to begin Monday.

There are several roads affected by flooding in south Mississippi. For the latest travel updates, please go to the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s website, or call 5-1-1.

The State Emergency Operations Center is coordinating requests for resources from affected counties.

The National Weather Service in Slidell reported more than 14 inches of rain fell in southwest Mississippi over a 48-hour period.

Gov. Phil Bryant declared a State of Emergency for Adams, Amite, Pike, Wilkinson and other counties affected by flooding on August 13.In addition, Gov. Bryant has authorized the use of two Mississippi National Guard CH-47 helicopters for flood response operations in Louisiana.

MEMA will provide updates as information becomes available. The best way to get up-to-date information during this event is to “Like” MEMA on Facebook, or “Follow” us on twitter @msema.