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Mississippi flooding expected to continue amid record-breaking rains | USA TODAY


Record-breaking rains are expected to flood the Pearl River as evacuations have already begun in Mississippi.

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The Pearl River in Jackson may reach 36 feet on Tuesday making some streets impassible and sending water into homes. It could go even higher. Record-setting rainfall occurred in areas of Mississippi on Wednesday and much of that will be flowing in the Ross Barnett Reservoir soon.

“It rained a lot,” said John Sigman, reservoir general manager. “When the storm went across the Highway 16 corridor it put 10 inches in Carthage and 12 inches in Walnut Grove. “So, we’ve got a lot of water coming to us. In the meantime, we got a lot of rain on the reservoir. We don’t have any extra storage capacity like we did in 2020.”

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