Flash Flood Emergency in Jackson Metro area


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Metro has been upgraded to a flash flood emergency. There are also reports of flash flooding in other areas in Central Mississippi.

The flash flood warning has been extended until 4:15 p.m.

One woman was rescued in the City of Pearl. Leaders said she drove around barricades.

According to the National Weather Service, there were reports in Sharkey County and Yazoo City of flooding.

Warren County emergency officials said a few major roads have been closed due to flooding throughout the county, including Highway 80 and Highway 61.

In Clinton, authorities blocked off Broadway Street at Hampstead Boulevard because of flooding.

There’s also flash flooding being reported in Ridgeland.

In Flowood, crews have closed Fox Hall Road because of flash flooding.

Also in Flowood, Marshall Road at Lakeland Drive is currently closed due to flooding. 

In Jackson, a viewer sent 12 News a picture of flooding on Foxboro Drive.

Courtesy: Michael Holder

According to Jackson State, the university’s shuttle bus system is experiencing delays due to flash flooding around campus.

Here are pictures of the flooding in the Presidential Hills neighborhood:

There’s also flash flooding off of Robinson Road in Jackson. A viewer sent the video below.

A viewer sent pictures of the flooding on Cherrywood Drive in Jackson.

A 12 News viewer from Forest sent pictures showing flash flooding near her home. The pictures were taken on Clifton-Hillsboro Road.

Viewers sent 12 News pictures of flash flooding in Pearl.

There are also reports of flash flooding in Brandon. Several roads are covered with water. Leaders are asking drivers to stay off the roads at this time.

There is also flooding on Mohr Road in Brandon.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is reporting flooding on U.S. 80 at Gulde Road in Rankin County. Drivers are asked to use caution in this area.

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