The Salvation Army Monitoring Major Flooding Expected in Jackson, MS

February 14, 2020
Daphne Nabors | daphne.nabors@uss.salvationarmy.org | (601) 668-4355

The Salvation Army Monitoring Major Flooding Expected  in Jackson, MS

Jackson, MS (February 14, 2020)— Major flooding is expected to occur in Jackson this weekend as the Pearl River is expected to crest at a historically high level of 38 feet. According to the National Weather Service, this will be the 3rd highest crest after the Jackson floods of 1979 and 1983, respectively. Certain areas of Jackson have been placed under a mandatory evacuation due to the risk of severe flooding, and the city has made sandbags available for pickup.

The Salvation Army is actively monitoring the situation and preparing to serve if needed. Major Robert Lyle and Lieutenant Thomas Johnson of The Salvation Army Jackson, MS Corps attended today's emergency management meeting, along with state and local emergency management officials, at the Hinds County Emergency Operations Center in downtown Jackson. The Salvation Army Jackson Corps' emergency disaster services teams are on standby and ready to deploy if needed.

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