Rain expected to continue through the weekend, drive carefully

Published 9:17 am Friday, August 12, 2016

No flooding has occurred at this point in Pearl River County.
A continued rain event is forecast through today into the weekend.
Pearl River County Emergency Management Director Danny Manley advises motorists to drive carefully during these rain events. While no roads have been closed at this time, there are several roads capable of ponding water. When water ponds on a section of the road, it can create a situation where vehicles could potentially hydroplane, leading to car accidents, such as the railroad trestle over U.S. 11 in Ozona.
Residents are advised to stay off the roads if at all possible.
Picayune Public Works Director Eric Morris said city crews have taken precautions to prevent roads from flooding, including cleaning out catch basins and removing debris from storm drains.
At this time no roads in the city are closed.
Rivers and creeks are forecast to enter a minor or moderate flood stage. According to the National Weather Service website, West Hobolochitto Creek is forecast to reach 17.5 feet by Saturday. East Hobolochitto Creek is forecast to reach 16.5 feet that same day.
The Pearl River is forecast to enter action stage of 17.5 feet near Bogalusa, La., by Tuesday, and a minor flood state of 16 feet near Pearl River, La., on Monday.

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