Heavy rain floods Pemberton shopping center parking lot

Published 7:20 pm Saturday, October 29, 2022

Flash flooding caused by poor drainage on Pemberton Square Boulevard put high water in the Pemberton Square Shopping Center parking lot Saturday, flooding some cars and forcing some businesses in the shopping center to close.

The flooding came as a frontal system packing heavy rains passed through Warren County. The flooding hit the area in the early afternoon, forcing city officials to close off sections of Pemberton Square Boulevard to traffic. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he was offering the city’s help to remove cars from the affected area.

The waters later receded, leaving standing water and mud in the parking lot and several businesses.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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