Hillsdale Flooding, north of county experiencing flooding

Published 5:17 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017

From Pearl River County Emergency Operations

POPLARVILLE – The northern parts of Pearl River County have been inundated with rainfall over the last week as heavy rains moved through our area. The Hillsdale Community has been experiencing the brunt of flooding concerns with overflowing ponds, rivers, and covered roadways.
Two particular areas to be aware of are Catfish Drive, where officials from the County Road Department, Emergency Operations, and Department of Environmental Quality are monitoring a dam that could lead to a breach; the other concern is the level of the Wolf River which is currently at flood stage and not forecast to crest until this evening or early morning.

The afternoon update shows that the waters at Catfish Drive and the pond of concern are receding allowing for safer travel and pressure relief from the leaking dam. Wolf River levels remain a concern and should be monitored.

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The Boley Creek at McNeill and East Pearl River are an area of concern. Both are forecast to crest at minor flood stage on Friday, May 26.

Further updates will be issued as they become available. Please stay tuned to your local weather stations and social media for the latest updates.