Storm brings minor flooding to northern part of county

Published 7:01 am Saturday, December 29, 2018

The recent rains that fell over the past couple of days within Pearl River County caused some roads to flood in the northern half of the county, though no severe flooding is expected.

Pearl River County Emergency Management Director Danny Manley said that reports of minor road flooding were reported to county dispatchers along Holden Road, Archie Lee Road, Old Camp Road, Wayne Pardue Road, Ford’s Creek Road and the 7,000 block of Highway 43 North.

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Most of the roads were passable by Friday afternoon.

Forecasts from the National Weather Service lead Manley to believe that the creeks were leveling off by Friday afternoon, meaning that significant flooding is not expected as the waters recede.

As of noon Friday the reported level of the West Hobolochitto Creek was 19 feet, and the East Hobolochitto Creek was at about 13 feet.

More than 2.25 inches of rain fell within the Picayune area from Thursday evening to Friday morning, according to weather recordings on Weather Underground.

There was a 50 percent change of rain for Friday evening and a 60 percent chance for Saturday.

Manley said local personnel will be watching the situation as it develops.

“We know we got rain coming, but hopefully this will all drain out before that gets here,” Manley said.