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

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

RICHLAND, Miss. (WLBT) - Mayor Pat Sullivan has declared a local emergency for the City of Richland as the Pearl River continues to rise.

The city is expecting flooding in low-lying areas on the north-end. The Pearl River is expected to crest on Sunday February 16th.

The areas they are predicting to flood are at Old Highway 49 at Levee Road to McBride Street (including Walker Circle, Ronnie Street, Jones Street and Bud Street).

Highway 49 at Richland Creek (especially the Frontage Road to Linda Jo Drive).

If the roads flood the City of Richland will close the affected areas until the flood waters recede.

They are strongly urging all businesses and homes in these areas to be prepared.

Sandbags will be provided Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the city barn at 120 Lakeland Lane. They are asking that you please bring ID.

If you need emergency assistance call one of the numbers below:

Police Department: 601-932-3100

Fire Department: 601-939-1936

Street Department: 601-420-1535

Mayor’s Office: 601-932-3000

The declaration takes effect immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

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