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Areal Flood Warning
Issue Time Expires At Expires In
Thu, Mar 14, 3:49pm EDT Mon, Mar 18, 4:45pm EDT 6 hr, 46 min
WGUS44 KJAN 141947

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Jackson MS
247 PM CDT THU MAR 14 2019

Warren MS-Yazoo MS-Issaquena MS-Sharkey MS-
247 PM CDT THU MAR 14 2019

The National Weather Service in Jackson has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
  Northwestern Warren County in west central Mississippi...
  Northwestern Yazoo County in central Mississippi...
  Central Issaquena County in west central Mississippi...
  Southeastern Sharkey County in west central Mississippi...

* Until 345 PM CDT Monday.

* Emergency management has reported ongoing flooding in these areas 
  due to rising backwater from the closure of the Steele Bayou gates 
  and excessive rainfall runoff from areas upstream. In addition, 
  the Muddy Bayou Structure has now been opened which will cause 
  Eagle Lake to continue to rise. 

* The gage at Steele Bayou is at 96.3 feet as of 2pm on March 14 and 
  is expected to reach 97 to 97.5 feet. The extent of the current 
  flood waters is expected to increase in area through this week. 
  This flood warning will likely be updated again on Monday. 

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Valley Park, Holly Bluff, Fitler, Eagle Lake, Onward and Satartia.

* Major thoroughfares such as Highway 61 North and South remain 
  open, but Highway 465 between Highway 61 and Eagle Lake, Highway 
  16 between Rolling Fork and Holly Bluff, and several smaller 
  county roads are closed due to this flooding. 


Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying


LAT...LON 3255 9109 3249 9099 3255 9108 3262 9100
      3286 9110 3288 9096 3276 9094 3282 9083
      3301 9075 3301 9066 3292 9066 3292 9045
      3274 9056 3272 9050 3265 9056 3264 9067
      3248 9079 3243 9087 3247 9110 3248 9112

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