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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 7:39 PM CDT Mar. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service


The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Vicksburg
* until Wednesday April 10.
* At 7:00 PM Saturday the stage was 50.6 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 43.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue falling and will fall below
flood stage Tuesday April 9th.


              Flood observed forecast 7 am crest
location stg stg day time sun Mon Tue crest time date

Lower Mississippi River
Vicksburg 43 50.6 Sat 07 PM 50.5 50.4 50.4 falling




Lat... Lon 3193 9129 3227 9105 3277 9123 3278 9101
      3226 9086 3187 9114






140 PM CDT Thu Mar 21 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.

* Significant flooding is ongoing 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 closed.

* The gage at Steele bayou was at 96.8 feet as of noon, March 21. It
is still expected to reach 97 to 97.5 feet. The extent of the
current flood waters is expected to increase in area until The
Gates of Steele bayou are opened again. This may occur by early
April if no more significant rains fall in the basin.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
spots.


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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