Vicksburg sending command post, ambulances, drones to Rolling Fork

Published 8:43 am Saturday, March 25, 2023

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said the city made it through the stormy weather without any problems and was sending equipment to Rolling Fork Saturday morning to assist in storm recovery there.

“I talked with the (Rolling Fork) mayor last night and again this morning,” he said.

“We’re sending the (Vicksburg Police Department) command center, three ambulances and drones so they can look at the damage. Chief (Penny) Jones is on her way with ice,” said Flaggs, who was on his way to Rolling Fork.

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Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Warren County passed through the storm without any damage.

He said he took a team of 12 deputies to Rolling Fork Friday night along with five four-wheel drive vehicles and a side-by-side utility vehicle to assist authorities there.

“I was on the phone with (Sharkey County) Sheriff Lindsey Adams soon after the tornado hit and offered our assistance,” Pace said. “(Warren County Emergency Management Director) John Elfer and I were in constant contact with him.”

Pace said about 9:15 a.m. Saturday he was taking another team of deputies back to Rolling Fork.

According to the Warren County 911 Facebook page, those wanting to help by donating supplies “can take items to the John Deere store. They are in need of water, blankets, food items etc.”

John Deere is located at 19934 Hwy 61 S. in Rolling Fork. The store phone number is 662-527-2772.


About John Surratt

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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