The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District emergency operations center (EOC) activated at Level 2, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m., due to flooding on the Pearl River in the Jackson, Mississippi, area.
Level 2, or Emergency Watch, means personnel will monitor conditions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
The District is providing direct and technical assistance to the state of Mississippi, affected counties, partners and sponsors. The EOC deployed a sandbag machine and loaned a pump to Hinds County today. Water management created an interactive, flood inundation map (FIM) that is updated daily. More information on the FIM can be found here: https://go.usa.gov/xhT5q
Each flood is different, and uncertainty exists in every forecast of river flows and stages. Citizens in the Jackson Metro area should use their best judgement and contact your local emergency management office for guidance as we could see actual conditions that are lower, or higher, than what is predicted.
The district remains committed to working with the Pearl River Valley Authority, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, U.S. Geological Survey, counties and cities in the Jackson Metro area as the situation develops.
The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.See a typo? Report it here.