Digital First: Flooding impacts homes and businesses; Pearl River to crest at 37.5 feet


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Pearl River reached 36.33 feet in Jackson at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. The river is expected to crest at 37.5 feet on Monday. Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency on Saturday.

There are nearly a dozen road closures in the downtown Jackson area. South West Street at the U.S. Post Office building is now completely blocked off. The building and parking lot are still accessible from South Street.

The neighborhood by South West Street, which includes Julienne Street and Gallilee Street, is also flooded. You can see the pictures below.

North Canton Club Circle in Jackson, where neighbors were rescued from their homes on Saturday, is also covered with water.

12 News Viewer Quincy Taylor with BigCatAerial captured aerial video of the neighborhood. He also captured video of the flooding near State Street and E. Rankin Street.

Debris from the flooding is piling up along Ridgewood Road and Old Canton Road at Hanging Moss Creek in Jackson, which is close to Jackson Academy.

This video shows the flooding impact of North Canton Club in Northeast Jackson.

The following videos show flooding on Silas Brown, State Street and Beasley Road in Jackson.

Westbrook Road in Jackson is also flooded in some areas.

Neighbors are experiencing flooding at the Rollingwood community on Old Canton Rd.

12 News’ Anna Farish caught on camera a rescue task force working together to remove a man from his flooded home.

Jones Street off Old Highway 49 in Richland is flooding and preventing neighbors from exiting the area.

The water level is also high at Shadow Lake Apartments in Jackson.

The ball fields at Jackson Prep have also been flooded by the Pearl River.

And there is more flooding in Flowood.

There is also flooding at the Blue Cross Blue Shield in Flowood.

12 News’ viewer Greg O’Gwynn captured pictures of the flooding at the baseball fields behind the YMCA in Flowood.

The Barnett Reservoir started releasing water Saturday night into the Pearl River because the lake reached its capacity.

In Rankin County, emergency leaders set up a staging area at Christway Church.

Ridgeland Police shared pictures of the flooding on the eastern end of Lake View Drive and Forest Grove on Sunday. At this time, water has not entered any homes, but several are in danger.

Police said the area of Harbor Pines Drive, Pine Trail Road and Shadow Lake have not taken on any water at this time.

The following are roads with standing water:

  • Forest Grove
  • Shady Brook
  • Lakeview Road (at Bayshore)
  • Lakeview Cove
  • Shady Glen Road (east end)
  • Harbor Lake
  • Bayshore Drive.

There is also major flooding from the Pearl River in Byram.

There are also reports of flooding from the Pearl River in Gatesville, MS.

Storm Team 12 Meteorologists are updating viewers about the flooding.

12 News Jade Bulecza spoke with Mississippi Task Force 3 Leader Chad Bryant about people not wanting evacuate from their homes as flooding continues in Edwards near the Big Black River.

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