Mandatory evacuation ordered for Eagle Lake residents

Mississippi River backwaters are already at or exceeding flood level and projected to rise even higher.

Emergency Evacuations underway due to flooding

WARREN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The Warren County Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution declaring an emergency flood warning and mandatory evacuation of the Eagle Lake area.

Warren County officials say that with the expected rainfall this weekend and rising floodwaters they are concerned for residents in this area.

As Mississippi River backwaters in the Eagle Lake area are at or exceeding flood level and projected to rise even higher, roads leading to the area are already flooding causing limited access to residents by emergency vehicles.

This concern for safety prompted the Warren County Board of Supervisors to declared the flood warning and mandatory evacuation.

The resolution did state that law enforcement, through the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, will continue to patrol the area, but emergency services will be severely limited and restricted because of the dangerous flood waters.

Warren County Board of Supervisors have passed a resolution declaring an emergency flood warning and mandatory evacuation of the Eagle Lake area. Source: WLBT
Warren County Board of Supervisors have passed a resolution declaring an emergency flood warning and mandatory evacuation of the Eagle Lake area. Source: WLBT

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