Flash Flood Warning issued for our area

June 24, 2015

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR:

SOUTHEASTERN COVINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI

NORTHWESTERN FORREST COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI

NORTHEASTERN LAMAR COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI UNTIL 345 PM CDT

 

AT 145 PM CDT... DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

 

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE:

HATTIESBURG - WEST HATTIESBURG - SUMRALL - SANFORD...

 

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS NEAR TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

  • TURN AROUND... DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

 

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