Crews work to relieve pressure from weak spot at Stone County dam

Pine Belt

Courtesy: MEMA


STONE COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) provided an update on the Lake-A-Way Dam.

Leaders said there is no break at the dam. However, there is a weak spot. The Stone County Emergency Management Agency said pumps were being sent to the area to lessen the pressure on the weak spot.

Neighbors are asked to remain vigilant and aware of any flood alerts or warnings.

STONE COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Mobile said there has been a breach at a dam in Stone County.

The breach happened at Hall Lake Dam near the Lake-A-Way Camp Grounds. An emergency has been declared for areas near Highway 26 and John Willis Road.

According to the NWS, Stone County has been placed until a flash flood emergency until 9:15 p.m. on Friday.

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