Evacuations

Jackson, Miss., homeowners use shovels to work their way through Pearl River floodwater in this Jackson, Miss., neighborhood Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torrential rain. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 17, 2020 - 4:47 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With the waters in the Pearl River continuing to rise in and around Mississippi's capital city and more rain on the way this week, the governor warned residents that it would be days before flood waters start to recede. Gov. Tate Reeves said Sunday morning that the Pearl would...
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Jackson, Miss., homeowners use shovels to work their way through Pearl River floodwater in this Jackson, Miss., neighborhood Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torrential rain. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 16, 2020 - 8:11 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With the waters in the Pearl River continuing to rise in and around Mississippi's capital city and more rain on the way this week, the governor warned residents that it would be days before flood waters start to recede. Gov. Tate Reeves said Sunday morning that the Pearl would...
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Jackson, Miss., homeowners use shovels to work their way through Pearl River floodwater in this Jackson, Miss., neighborhood Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torrential rain. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 16, 2020 - 7:42 pm
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — With the waters in the Pearl River continuing to rise in and around Mississippi's capital city and more rain on the way this week, the governor warned residents that it would be days before flood waters start to recede. Gov. Tate Reeves said Sunday morning that the Pearl would...
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Strong currents from the swollen Pearl River flood over the Old Brandon Road Bridge in Jackson, Miss., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. The National Weather Service lowered the anticipated Pearl River crest to 37.5' by Monday morning. However, it will still be the third highest point behind the historic floods of 1979 and 1983. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 16, 2020 - 4:40 pm
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torrential rain. Gov. Tate Reeves said the Pearl would continue to rise throughout the day, and he warned...
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A number of downtown Jackson, Miss., businesses have employed sand bags to keep anticipated flooded waters from the Pearl River from entering, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Officials believe the flooding will rank as third highest, behind the historic floods of 1979 and 1983. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 16, 2020 - 1:19 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi were bracing Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the state capital of Jackson as water levels rise precipitously in a river swollen by days of torrential rain. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said water from the rain-...
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Rescue operations continue as emergency services take families to safety, after flooding in Nantgarw, Wales, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Storm Dennis roared across Britain on Sunday, lashing towns and cities with high winds and dumping so much rain that authorities urged residents to protect themselves from "life-threatening floods" in Wales and Scotland. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
February 16, 2020 - 12:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Storm Dennis hammered Britain Sunday, bringing a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours to parts of South Wales, which bore the brunt of the country's second severe storm inside a week. Rivers across Britain burst their banks and a number of severe flood warnings remained in place as...
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Residents of Canton Club Circle subdivision in Northeast Jackson, Miss., use a boat to get to flooded homes Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)
February 16, 2020 - 12:09 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi were bracing Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the state capital of Jackson as water levels rise precipitously in a river swollen by days of torrential rain. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said water from the rain-...
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Rescue operations continue as emergency services take families to safety, after flooding in Nantgarw, Wales, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Storm Dennis roared across Britain on Sunday, lashing towns and cities with high winds and dumping so much rain that authorities urged residents to protect themselves from "life-threatening floods" in Wales and Scotland. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
February 16, 2020 - 10:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Storm Dennis roared across Britain with high winds and heavy rains Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a record number of flood warnings and alerts for England and a rare “red warning" for extremely life-threatening flooding in Wales. The Met Office, Britain's meteorological...
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Residents of Canton Club Circle subdivision in Northeast Jackson, Miss., use a boat to get to flooded homes Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)
February 16, 2020 - 9:34 am
Authorities in Mississippi were bracing Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the state capital of Jackson as water levels rise precipitously in a river swollen by days of torrential rain. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday to amass the...
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Residents of Canton Club Circle subdivision in Northeast Jackson, Miss., use a boat to get to flooded homes Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)
February 15, 2020 - 3:52 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday amid predictions that a river running in the area around the state capital of Jackson could burst its banks and spark widespread flooding. Forecasters believe the Pearl River will crest at 38 feet (11.6 meters...
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