JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Pearl River reached a crest of 36.77 feet--the highest level it’s reached in 37 years.
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.