MAP: Which streets will flood at river stage of 38 feet

Water levels at the Pearl River are rising.
Water levels at the Pearl River are rising.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2020 at 12:15 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Pearl River reached a crest of 36.77 feet--the highest level it’s reached in 37 years.

Monday afternoon, the river reached its crest 36.77 feet in Jackson. The crest has only gone above 36.3 feet twice, last in 1983.

The City of Jackson has an emergency evacuation notice for those living in low-lying areas of Northeast Jackson.

The National Weather Service has an interactive map that shows which areas will be inundated with water if the river reaches 38 feet. There’s also a comparison to 1979, when the river reached 43.28 feet.

Check out the map below or click here to open in a new window.

Directions to find your street on the NOAA flood map:

  • Click “Pearl River @ Jackson” text on the dark blue area near the top of the page
  • At the bottom of the map you will see 4 circles with white icons inside the circles. Click on the last icon with a white box made up of 4 small white boxes. (It is called the ‘Basemap Gallery’)
  • You will see a box pull up on the left side of your screen, scroll down within that box and select the ‘Streets’ gallery view.
  • In the search bar type in your address and click the magnifying glass
  • Scroll in or out to see your address in comparison to the flood map
  • To select different flood levels, click on the ‘Layer list’ button. This button can be found on the bottom of your screen. It’s a gray circle with 4 pieces of white paper inside the circle. From there you can pick and chose which layers you would like to view.

SLIDESHOW: Pearl River Flood of 2020

City of Ridgeland issues mandatory evacuation for Harbor Pines subdivision

Several streets in N.E. Jackson taking on water; evacuations eminent

Mayor declares local emergency for City of Richland due to expected Pearl River flooding

Mandatory evacuation issued for several Jackson streets as Pearl River continues to rise

Portion of Old Brandon Road closed due to flooding

Remembering the Flood of 1983

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