RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – The mandatory evacuation for the Harbor Pines subdivision will remain in effect through the weekend and until further notice, according to the City of Ridgeland.
Police, fire, and the public works department have been working to help neighbors in the subdivision to evacuate safely.
Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal said, “The flood level has now made it to Lakeview Cove. We were able to safely evacuate the residents living on that street and others in that neighborhood where flooding has developed.”
Students living in Harbor Pines were granted early dismissal from school and picked up by their parents. School buses are being rerouted and will not be allowed access into the subdivision.
Power has been shut off to the community and remaining in the area is not safe. The City will continue its evacuation efforts and help residents until everyone has vacated the property, at which time police, fire, and public works will place barricades around the subdivision, and all access will be restricted.