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  • Latest river flooding across the Pine Belt

    Latest river flooding across the Pine Belt

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 4:52 PM EDT2016-03-16 20:52:15 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 5:23 PM EDT2016-03-16 21:23:26 GMT
    Photo credit: NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction ServicePhoto credit: NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

    Here is the latest on the river flooding across the Pine Belt. Most of the rivers are below major flood stage. 

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    Here is the latest on the river flooding across the Pine Belt. Most of the rivers are below major flood stage.

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  • Where is your closest river flood gauge?

    Where is your closest river flood gauge?

    Monday, March 14 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-03-14 19:19:52 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 4:04 PM EDT2016-03-14 20:04:10 GMT

    River level gauges are few and far between. 

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    River level gauges are few and far between. 

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  • Pearl River County residents experience flooding

    Pearl River County residents experience flooding

    Saturday, March 12 2016 5:02 PM EST2016-03-12 22:02:40 GMT
    Tuesday, August 1 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-08-01 17:21:46 GMT

    Much of Pearl River county is currently under water, but for long-time residents, it's nothing new. 

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    Much of Pearl River county is currently under water, but for long-time residents, it's nothing new. 

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  • Mississippi Red Cross provides disaster relief, cleaning supplies to flood victims

    Mississippi Red Cross provides disaster relief, cleaning supplies to flood victims

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 4:40 PM EDT2016-03-15 20:40:40 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 7:03 PM EDT2016-03-15 23:03:57 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAM Flooding damage  in Forrest CountyPhoto Credit: WDAM Flooding damage in Forrest County

    The Mississippi Red Cross is providing disaster relief to flood victims across the Pine Belt.

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    The Mississippi Red Cross is providing disaster relief to flood victims across the Pine Belt.

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  • Pine Belt recovers from floods, disaster recovery groups offer help

    Pine Belt recovers from floods, disaster recovery groups offer help

    Monday, March 14 2016 9:45 PM EDT2016-03-15 01:45:37 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 10:08 PM EDT2016-03-15 02:08:16 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAM Flooding at Chain Park in HattiesburgPhoto Credit: WDAM Flooding at Chain Park in Hattiesburg

    Emergency officials are getting a clearer picture of the damage left by recent flooding, and disaster recovery groups are creating plans to help those in need. 

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    Emergency officials are getting a clearer picture of the damage left by recent flooding, and disaster recovery groups are creating plans to help those in need. 

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  • Tips for filing an insurance claim after flooding

    Tips for filing an insurance claim after flooding

    Monday, March 14 2016 8:51 PM EDT2016-03-15 00:51:22 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 9:44 PM EDT2016-03-15 01:44:17 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAM Flooded house in Forrest CountyPhoto Credit: WDAM Flooded house in Forrest County

    If you're recovering from storm damage and flooding, there are some things to know before you file an insurance claim. Copyright WDAM 2016. All Rights Reserved. 

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    If you're recovering from storm damage and flooding, there are some things to know before you file an insurance claim. Copyright WDAM 2016. All Rights Reserved. 

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  • Forrest County, Hattiesburg assess flood damage

    Forrest County, Hattiesburg assess flood damage

    Sunday, March 13 2016 9:06 PM EDT2016-03-14 01:06:43 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 3:16 PM EDT2016-03-14 19:16:54 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAM Forrest County FloodingPhoto credit: WDAM Forrest County Flooding

    Forrest County and Hattiesburg officials are preparing to assess the damage caused by flooding. 

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    Forrest County and Hattiesburg officials are preparing to assess the damage caused by flooding. 

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  • Pearlington residents watch flood waters rise

    Pearlington residents watch flood waters rise

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 6:30 PM EDT2016-03-15 22:30:43 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 11:40 PM EDT2016-03-16 03:40:45 GMT

    The Pearl River continued to rise Tuesday, covering many streets in Pearlington and threatening the properties of many area residents.

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    The Pearl River continued to rise Tuesday, covering many streets in Pearlington and threatening the properties of many area residents.

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  • Perry County luncheon thanks first responders, volunteers

    Perry County luncheon thanks first responders, volunteers

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-03-17 00:00:58 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-03-17 00:00:58 GMT
    First responders and volunteers got a little love from community members in Perry County Wednesday./ Photo credit: WDAMFirst responders and volunteers got a little love from community members in Perry County Wednesday./ Photo credit: WDAM

    First responders and volunteers got a little love from community members in Perry County Wednesday. 

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    First responders and volunteers got a little love from community members in Perry County Wednesday. 

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  • Portions of Perry County still flooded, damage totals could rise

    Portions of Perry County still flooded, damage totals could rise

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 7:32 PM EDT2016-03-16 23:32:29 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 7:32 PM EDT2016-03-16 23:32:29 GMT
    Flooding in Perry County/ Photo credit: WDAMFlooding in Perry County/ Photo credit: WDAM

    Damage totals in Perry County from last week’s heavy rains are around the 200 mark, and they are expected to rise even more once the water recedes. 

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    Damage totals in Perry County from last week’s heavy rains are around the 200 mark, and they are expected to rise even more once the water recedes. 

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  • Flood water recedes, reveals extent of damage to 589

    Flood water recedes, reveals extent of damage to 589

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 7:58 PM EDT2016-03-15 23:58:53 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 8:05 PM EDT2016-03-16 00:05:51 GMT
    Those flood waters have receded and all that is left is broken asphalt and an empty roadbed along a stretch of Highway 589./ Photo credit: WDAMThose flood waters have receded and all that is left is broken asphalt and an empty roadbed along a stretch of Highway 589./ Photo credit: WDAM

    More than 10 inches of rain fell in portions of Lamar County last week destroying a major highway in the process.

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    More than 10 inches of rain fell in portions of Lamar County last week destroying a major highway in the process.

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  • More than 200 homes affected in Perry County, number could rise

    More than 200 homes affected in Perry County, number could rise

    Monday, March 14 2016 8:02 PM EDT2016-03-15 00:02:14 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 3:58 PM EDT2016-03-15 19:58:57 GMT
    Perry County sees major flooding along the Leaf River. /Photo credit: WDAMPerry County sees major flooding along the Leaf River. /Photo credit: WDAM

    The sun shining down on the swift flowing Leaf River in Perry County seemed like a nice day, but for some residents, it was a day of heartache and devastation caused by last week’s rains. 

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    The sun shining down on the swift flowing Leaf River in Perry County seemed like a nice day, but for some residents, it was a day of heartache and devastation caused by last week’s rains. 

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  • House in danger of falling into Black Creek

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 10:10 PM EDT2016-03-17 02:10:09 GMT
    Wednesday, September 14 2016 6:43 PM EDT2016-09-14 22:43:02 GMT
    photocredit: WDAM Camp Dantzler Housephotocredit: WDAM Camp Dantzler House

    A house in Camp Dantzler is in danger of falling into Black Creek. 

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    A house in Camp Dantzler is in danger of falling into Black Creek. 

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  • Forrest County: More than 150 homes damaged from flooding

    Forrest County: More than 150 homes damaged from flooding

    Monday, March 14 2016 10:32 PM EDT2016-03-15 02:32:37 GMT
    Wednesday, September 14 2016 6:43 PM EDT2016-09-14 22:43:02 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAM/ Flood assesmentPhoto credit: WDAM/ Flood assesment

    The Forrest county Emergency Management team assessed the flood damage in their county and found that a variety of factors caused flooding in multiple houses.

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    The Forrest county Emergency Management team assessed the flood damage in their county and found that a variety of factors caused flooding in multiple houses.

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  • Local vet risks his life to save horses from flood waters

    Local vet risks his life to save horses from flood waters

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 7:50 PM EDT2016-03-15 23:50:24 GMT
    Wednesday, September 14 2016 6:43 PM EDT2016-09-14 22:43:02 GMT
    A local vet risked his own life to save three mini horses from drowning in the flood waters Saturday./photo credit: Lowell RogersA local vet risked his own life to save three mini horses from drowning in the flood waters Saturday./photo credit: Lowell Rogers

    A local vet risked his own life to save three mini horses from drowning in the flood waters Saturday.

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    A local vet risked his own life to save three mini horses from drowning in the flood waters Saturday.

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  • Man Rescued from the top of his car in Forrest County

    Man Rescued from the top of his car in Forrest County

    Sunday, March 13 2016 12:46 AM EST2016-03-13 05:46:52 GMT
    Wednesday, September 14 2016 6:43 PM EDT2016-09-14 22:43:01 GMT
    photocredit: WDAM Floodingphotocredit: WDAM Flooding

    A 25-year-old man was rescued from the top of his car Saturday night on Peps Point Road according to the Rawl Springs Fire Department.

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    A 25-year-old man was rescued from the top of his car Saturday night on Peps Point Road according to the Rawl Springs Fire Department.

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  • Man found alive in Jones County flood waters

    Man found alive in Jones County flood waters

    Sunday, March 13 2016 4:35 PM EDT2016-03-13 20:35:58 GMT
    Wednesday, September 14 2016 6:43 PM EDT2016-09-14 22:43:01 GMT
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    Jones County fire department officials are investigating the scene where a man was found in flood waters Sunday morning. 

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    Jones County fire department officials are investigating the scene where a man was found in flood waters Sunday morning. 

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  • Pearl River County flood victims survey damage

    Pearl River County flood victims survey damage

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 4:50 PM EDT2016-03-16 20:50:09 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 5:46 PM EDT2016-03-16 21:46:16 GMT

    Some of the victims from the weekend floods in Pearl River County began the arduous task of picking up the pieces and pulling their lives back together. 

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    Some of the victims from the weekend floods in Pearl River County began the arduous task of picking up the pieces and pulling their lives back together. 

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  • Pearlington residents still on edge despite water receding

    Pearlington residents still on edge despite water receding

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 10:38 PM EDT2016-03-17 02:38:43 GMT
    Thursday, March 17 2016 10:46 AM EDT2016-03-17 14:46:17 GMT

    In Pearlington the water has gone down, but residents remain on guard.

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    In Pearlington the water has gone down, but residents remain on guard. 

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  • Pascagoula River continues to rise; residents prepare for flooding

    Pascagoula River continues to rise; residents prepare for flooding

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 7:40 PM EDT2016-03-16 23:40:01 GMT
    Thursday, March 17 2016 6:54 AM EDT2016-03-17 10:54:06 GMT

    The heavy rain is gone, but the Pascagoula River continues to rise as residents in Escatawpa, bracing themselves for the threat of possible flooding.

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    The heavy rain is gone, but the Pascagoula River continues to rise as residents in Escatawpa, bracing themselves for the threat of possible flooding.

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  • Residents urged to stay off closed roads in Jones Co.

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-03-16 22:40:33 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 6:53 PM EDT2016-03-16 22:53:44 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAM Residents urged to stay off closed roads in Jones County.Photo Credit: WDAM Residents urged to stay off closed roads in Jones County.

    Many roads in Jones County are still closed due to flood damage, so officials are urging people to stay off those roads. With more rain expected in the next few days, some areas could take another hit.  

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    Many roads in Jones County are still closed due to flood damage, so officials are urging people to stay off those roads. With more rain expected in the next few days, some areas could take another hit.  

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  • MEMA, area officials release updates on flooding response and recovery

    MEMA, area officials release updates on flooding response and recovery

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 4:58 PM EDT2016-03-16 20:58:30 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 4:58 PM EDT2016-03-16 20:58:29 GMT

    Following recent heavy rainfall and flooding throughout the state, the Mississippi State Emergency Operations Center has released storm reports from 40 counties.

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    Following recent heavy rainfall and flooding throughout the state, the Mississippi State Emergency Operations Center has released storm reports from 40 counties.

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  • AG's office to help protect flood victims from scams

    AG's office to help protect flood victims from scams

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 2:18 PM EDT2016-03-16 18:18:27 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 2:18 PM EDT2016-03-16 18:18:27 GMT
    Jim Hood (Photo source: Facebook)Jim Hood (Photo source: Facebook)

    Representatives from Attorney General Jim Hood's Consumer Protection Division will be in Washington, Pearl River and Coahoma counties next week to provide important information and answer questions from consumers affected by recent flooding.

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    Representatives from Attorney General Jim Hood's Consumer Protection Division will be in Washington, Pearl River and Coahoma counties next week to provide important information and answer questions from consumers affected by recent flooding.

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  • Pascagoula River overflow leaves parts of Jackson County underwater

    Pascagoula River overflow leaves parts of Jackson County underwater

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 10:52 PM EDT2016-03-16 02:52:46 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 1:27 AM EDT2016-03-16 05:27:22 GMT
    The Pascagoula River continues to rise around Little River Marina in Escatawpa . (Photo source: Shellie McCall)The Pascagoula River continues to rise around Little River Marina in Escatawpa . (Photo source: Shellie McCall)

    The boat launch at Robinson Bayou, near the Pascagoula River, may have been on dry ground Tuesday morning, but by noon, the Little River Marina next door was an island unto itself, completely surrounded by water.

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    The boat launch at Robinson Bayou, near the Pascagoula River, may have been on dry ground Tuesday morning, but by noon, the Little River Marina next door was an island unto itself, completely surrounded by water.

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  • Flood waters damage dozens of homes in Pearl River Co.

    Flood waters damage dozens of homes in Pearl River Co.

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 5:58 PM EDT2016-03-15 21:58:36 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 5:58 PM EDT2016-03-15 21:58:36 GMT
    Road damage is also an issue for Pearl River County public works crews. They’re trying to patch up pot holes before they get too big.  (Photo source: WLOX)Road damage is also an issue for Pearl River County public works crews. They’re trying to patch up pot holes before they get too big.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    We’ve been on the phone with Pearl River County Emergency Operators Director Danny Manley. He tells us the flood waters have slowly receded. 

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    We’ve been on the phone with Pearl River County Emergency Operators Director Danny Manley. He tells us the flood waters have slowly receded. 

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  • Transition to recovery begins after flooding

    Transition to recovery begins after flooding

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 8:41 AM EDT2016-03-15 12:41:20 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 1:17 PM EDT2016-03-15 17:17:48 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    Flooding victims around the region are headed home to begin the recovery process, cleaning up what the flood waters have left behind. The Salvation Army is aiding many during this time.

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    Flooding victims around the region are headed home to begin the recovery process, cleaning up what the flood waters have left behind. The Salvation Army is aiding many during this time.

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  • Pearlington residents keep a wary eye on the river

    Pearlington residents keep a wary eye on the river

    Monday, March 14 2016 4:58 PM EDT2016-03-14 20:58:31 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 6:54 AM EDT2016-03-15 10:54:08 GMT
    Longtime residents of the community say this is the fastest they have ever seen the river move. (Photo source: WLOX)Longtime residents of the community say this is the fastest they have ever seen the river move. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Pearlington boat launch was a popular gathering place Monday. Dozens came by for a look at the angry water. The rushing river created a makeshift waterfall at the docks.

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    The Pearlington boat launch was a popular gathering place Monday. Dozens came by for a look at the angry water. The rushing river created a makeshift waterfall at the docks.

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  • Pearl River County residents recovering after flood

    Pearl River County residents recovering after flood

    Monday, March 14 2016 10:50 PM EDT2016-03-15 02:50:16 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 6:53 AM EDT2016-03-15 10:53:08 GMT

    Even though streets are still flooded after a 20-foot river crest Sunday in Pearl River County, some residents are just happy it has become more manageable.

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    Even though streets are still flooded after a 20-foot river crest Sunday in Pearl River County, some residents are just happy it has become more manageable.

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  • Emergency officials keeping a close eye on the Pearl River

    Emergency officials keeping a close eye on the Pearl River

    Monday, March 14 2016 6:50 PM EDT2016-03-14 22:50:07 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 10:55 PM EDT2016-03-15 02:55:46 GMT

    According to the National Weather Service, the Pearl River is expected to crest Tuesday afternoon or evening night. By Monday night, some roads in Pearlington were already starting to flood.

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    According to the National Weather Service, the Pearl River is expected to crest Tuesday afternoon or evening night. By Monday night, some roads in Pearlington were already starting to flood.

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  • Laurel residents angry after flood damages their homes

    Monday, March 14 2016 9:43 PM EDT2016-03-15 01:43:19 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 9:51 PM EDT2016-03-15 01:51:19 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAMPhoto Credit: WDAM

    Center Avenue in Laurel was one of the hardest hit areas from the recent flooding in the Pine Belt. Many residents had to be rescued by boat from their home to escape the rising water. 

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    Center Avenue in Laurel was one of the hardest hit areas from the recent flooding in the Pine Belt. Many residents had to be rescued by boat from their home to escape the rising water. 

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  • Red Cross to assist in damage assessments across southeast MS

    Red Cross to assist in damage assessments across southeast MS

    Monday, March 14 2016 6:33 PM EDT2016-03-14 22:33:02 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 6:35 PM EDT2016-03-14 22:35:21 GMT
    American Red Cross/Photo credit: WDAMAmerican Red Cross/Photo credit: WDAM

    American Red Cross volunteers will soon go to areas affected by flood water last week. 

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    American Red Cross volunteers will soon go to areas affected by flood water last week. 

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  • Rising flood waters force Greene Co. to close one school

    Rising flood waters force Greene Co. to close one school

    Monday, March 14 2016 5:53 PM EDT2016-03-14 21:53:50 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 6:33 PM EDT2016-03-14 22:33:56 GMT
    (Photo source: Charles Breland)(Photo source: Charles Breland)

    More than 300 students in Greene County can’t get to school due to rising water. The Greene County School District has canceled classes at the McLain K–8 school for the week. As of Monday afternoon, water surrounded the school campus, but the school was still dry.

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    More than 300 students in Greene County can’t get to school due to rising water. The Greene County School District has canceled classes at the McLain K–8 school for the week. As of Monday afternoon, water surrounded the school campus, but the school was still dry.

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  • United Blood Services calls for help to restore blood supply after severe weather

    United Blood Services calls for help to restore blood supply after severe weather

    Monday, March 14 2016 4:21 PM EDT2016-03-14 20:21:44 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 4:21 PM EDT2016-03-14 20:21:43 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAM / United Blood Services in Hattiesburg needs donors.Photo Credit: WDAM / United Blood Services in Hattiesburg needs donors.

    United Blood Services is calling on area residents to help restore the blood supply following recent severe weather and flooding.

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    United Blood Services is calling on area residents to help restore the blood supply following recent severe weather and flooding.

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  • United Way offers flood response and recovery disaster fund

    United Way offers flood response and recovery disaster fund

    Monday, March 14 2016 4:15 PM EDT2016-03-14 20:15:17 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 4:15 PM EDT2016-03-14 20:15:17 GMT
    Photo Credit: United WayPhoto Credit: United Way

    This is a news release from United Way of Southeast Mississippi The United Way of Southeast Mississippi has established the United Way Flood Response and Recovery Disaster Fund to accept donations to support the recovery and relief efforts of the recent floods that affected our area. The City of Hattiesburg is currently in the process of accessing flood damages to determine the scope and magnitude of the storms. Community members are encouraged to help with the flood relief efforts b...

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    This is a news release from United Way of Southeast Mississippi The United Way of Southeast Mississippi has established the United Way Flood Response and Recovery Disaster Fund to accept donations to support the recovery and relief efforts of the recent floods that affected our area. The City of Hattiesburg is currently in the process of accessing flood damages to determine the scope and magnitude of the storms. Community members are encouraged to help with the flood relief efforts b...

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  • Flood waters still affecting many in South MS

    Flood waters still affecting many in South MS

    Monday, March 14 2016 3:53 PM EDT2016-03-14 19:53:20 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 3:53 PM EDT2016-03-14 19:53:20 GMT
    Longtime residents of the community say this is the fastest they have ever seen the river move. (Photo source: WLOX)Longtime residents of the community say this is the fastest they have ever seen the river move. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Pearlington boat launch in West Hancock County is a popular place this Monday morning. Dozens of people stopped by to take a look at the rising Pearl River.

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    The Pearlington boat launch in West Hancock County is a popular place this Monday morning. Dozens of people stopped by to take a look at the rising Pearl River.

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  • Flood water receding in Pearl River County

    Flood water receding in Pearl River County

    Monday, March 14 2016 11:39 AM EDT2016-03-14 15:39:07 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 11:39 AM EDT2016-03-14 15:39:07 GMT

    Dozens of homes in Pearl River County are flooded, but the good news is the waters are receding. Pearl River County Emergency Management Director Danny Manley said the Pearl River crested Sunday night at 22.8 feet, and has gone down a foot since then.

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    Dozens of homes in Pearl River County are flooded, but the good news is the waters are receding. Pearl River County Emergency Management Director Danny Manley said the Pearl River crested Sunday night at 22.8 feet, and has gone down a foot since then.

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  • Hair salon gives back to flood victims

    Hair salon gives back to flood victims

    Sunday, March 13 2016 7:44 PM EDT2016-03-13 23:44:52 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 6:54 AM EDT2016-03-14 10:54:08 GMT

    Following the damage caused by the recent heavy rain in Pearl River County, one hair salon is lending a hand to the flood victims.

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    Following the damage caused by the recent heavy rain in Pearl River County, one hair salon is lending a hand to the flood victims.

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  • Pearlington residents brace for major flooding from Pearl River

    Pearlington residents brace for major flooding from Pearl River

    Sunday, March 13 2016 9:59 PM EDT2016-03-14 01:59:40 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 6:54 AM EDT2016-03-14 10:54:08 GMT

    West Hancock County residents in Pearlington are bracing for another round of pounding.

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    West Hancock County residents in Pearlington are bracing for another round of pounding

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  • Crews work to rescue residents along Pearl River

    Crews work to rescue residents along Pearl River

    Sunday, March 13 2016 8:47 PM EDT2016-03-14 00:47:45 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 6:54 AM EDT2016-03-14 10:54:08 GMT

    What many people are calling a historic crest of the Pearl River has emergency personnel working overtime in Pearl River County. 

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    What many people are calling a historic crest of the Pearl River has emergency personnel working overtime in Pearl River County. 

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  • Pearl River County deals with heavy flooding

    Pearl River County deals with heavy flooding

    Friday, March 11 2016 4:53 PM EST2016-03-11 21:53:41 GMT
    Saturday, March 12 2016 6:54 AM EST2016-03-12 11:54:05 GMT

    Right now, several people in Pearl River County are having to find detours. In some cases, they aren't even able to reach their homes. Rushing floodwaters have turned a well-traveled section of highway into a hazard zone.

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    Right now, several people in Pearl River County are having to find detours. In some cases, they aren't even able to reach their homes. Rushing floodwaters have turned a well-traveled section of highway into a hazard zone.

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  • Jackson County prepares for possible flood

    Jackson County prepares for possible flood

    Friday, March 11 2016 8:26 PM EST2016-03-12 01:26:15 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2016 11:12 PM EST2016-03-12 04:12:06 GMT

    Since the recent declaration of emergency by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, a local county known for having flooding issues is making plans to keep things in order. 

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    Since the recent declaration of emergency by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, a local county known for having flooding issues is making plans to keep things in order. 

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  • Picayune residents brace for potential home floods

    Picayune residents brace for potential home floods

    Friday, March 11 2016 10:25 PM EST2016-03-12 03:25:20 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2016 11:02 PM EST2016-03-12 04:02:45 GMT

    Pearl River County has been inundated with heavy rain and flooded roads. But even as the storm clouds slowly began to lift Friday afternoon in Picayune, that city could face an even bigger danger overnight. 

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    Pearl River County has been inundated with heavy rain and flooded roads. But even as the storm clouds slowly began to lift Friday afternoon in Picayune, that city could face an even bigger danger overnight.

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  • What is an Areal Flood Warning?

    What is an Areal Flood Warning?

    Friday, March 11 2016 5:13 PM EST2016-03-11 22:13:18 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2016 5:27 PM EST2016-03-11 22:27:10 GMT

    With heavy rain across Mississippi, it's important for residents to understand the difference between various flood terminology. 

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    With heavy rain across Mississippi, it's important for residents to understand the difference between various flood terminology. 

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  • RAW VIDEO: Bridge washout in Laurel

    RAW VIDEO: Bridge washout in Laurel

    Friday, March 11 2016 10:30 AM EST2016-03-11 15:30:15 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2016 10:33 AM EST2016-03-11 15:33:56 GMT
    Photo credit WDAM: A bridge washed out and collapsed in Laurel.Photo credit WDAM: A bridge washed out and collapsed in Laurel.

    A bridge in Laurel is partially washed out on Iris Drive in Laurel near the intersection of Sandra Drive. 

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    A bridge in Laurel is partially washed out on Iris Drive in Laurel near the intersection of Sandra Drive. 

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  • SLIDESHOW: Flooding in the Pine Belt

    SLIDESHOW: Flooding in the Pine Belt

    Friday, March 11 2016 9:15 AM EST2016-03-11 14:15:29 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2016 10:19 AM EST2016-03-11 15:19:21 GMT
    Flooding of Bouie River at Pep's Point Road. Photo credit WDAM.Flooding of Bouie River at Pep's Point Road. Photo credit WDAM.

    Severe weather and heavy rains continue to cover the Pine Belt area into Friday morning.  

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    Severe weather and heavy rains continue to cover the Pine Belt area into Friday morning.  

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