More rain expected in area

Published 12:00am Sunday, June 1, 2014

More rain is expected to pour over Vicksburg today, adding to the four inches that has been dumped on the city over the past three days.
Vicksburg Emergency Manager John Elfer said that Vicksburg is expected to get another 0.89 inches of rain over the next three days.
Elfer said that despite all of the rain, no one has dealt with any flood damage.
“No one has reported any issues that has been caused by the rain.”
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into the city after 11 a.m. today, according to The National Weather Service website. Temperatures for today will be near 87 degrees. More rain is expected tonight after 10 p.m.
The National Weather Service forecast said that rain is expected to end on Monday with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.
Heavy rain on April 7 caused flash flooding throughout the country, including nearly 3 feet of water that covered portions of Warriors Trail near the Big Black River.
The storm also caused a dam on a private lake near Bovina to burst, but did not threaten any roadways or homes.
Mudslides were reported on Sherman Avenue, North Washington Street and Villanova Road.
Residents can sign up for the CodeRed alert system on the county’s website,, by clicking on the county agencies and scrolling down to Emergency Management.
The weather alert system will send a text message or make an automated phone call hen the National Weather Service issues severe weather warnings.

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