Warren County residents and officials not worried about flooding

The heavy rains that passed through Mississippi left behind tons of water and flooding.

Vicksburg Emergency Declaration

VICKSBURG, MS (WLBT) -The Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg is activating their Emergency operations due to flooding in Warren County.

The heavy rains that passed through Mississippi left behind tons of water and flooding.

The road on the way to Eagle Lake has corn fields, ditches and small communities up to the hips in water.

During this emergency watch, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says they are not panicking but instead he and the county are prepared.

“Well anytime you have the water coming up its a concern. But the areas that are being flooded are areas that have flooded many times before, so the property owner, the residents, they are very familiar with this. Some of the area that’s flooded are permanent residences, but a lot of it are weekend homes and deer camps that are not necessarily effecting families immediately,”said Pace.

Property owners and county officials say that people know when the water level is safe and when its dangerous.

“People that have never experienced river flooding don’t understand that it is a slow moving, slow motion disaster. It comes over a long period of time. And it’s not like a flash flood, that wakes you up in the middle of the night. This is something that has been coming for weeks. So people have plenty of time to prepare,”said Pace.

Sheriff Pace says his deputies will increase patrols in the flood areas over the next couple of days.

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