Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Jackson, MS

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Jackson MS
Issued by National Weather Service Shreveport LA
913 AM CDT Thu Jul 22 2021

...Forecast flooding changed from Minor to Moderate severity and
increased in duration for the following river in Mississippi...

  Big Black River Near Bentonia affecting Madison and Yazoo


Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive
cars through flooded areas.

Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Additional information is available at

The next statement will be issued this evening at 1015 PM CDT.


913 AM CDT Thu Jul 22 2021

...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity and
increased in duration until early Sunday afternoon...

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Big Black River Near Bentonia.
* Until Sunday afternoon.
* At 8:00 AM CDT Thursday the stage was 25.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 22 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage this
  Thursday afternoon to a crest of 25.4 feet during Friday morning.
  The Big Black River near Bentonia will then fall below flood stage
  early Sunday morning.
* Impact...At 25.0 feet, Extensive flooding of agricultural land is
* Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 25.4
  feet on 03/30/2009.


               Fld   Observed           Forecasts (7 am CDT)
Location       Stg   Stg   Day/Time     Fri   Sat   Sun

Big Black River
Bentonia       22.0  0.0   Thu 8 am CDT 25.4  24.8  20.9


LAT...LON 3256 9064 3281 9012 3290 9006 3285 8987
      3272 8996 3245 9052



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