Mississippi Governor calls state of emergency for massive flooding

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Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency on Saturday as the state prepares for the massive flooding that was predicted Monday.

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If predictions prove accurate, the Pearl River is expected to crest on Monday, August 29th, at 36 feet,” several feet over what is considered a major flood stage, Reeves said.

Generally a flood stage of 26 feet is usually considered "large," reports CNN.

However, the state's current flood warnings estimate flood waters to reach 34 feet in certain areas.

While others areas are likely to see 35.8ft of water, threatening homes and businesses in areas that were damaged by severe flooding in 2020.

The state’s current flood warnings estimate floods to reach 34ft in certain areas.

“If your home flooded in 2020, there is a high probability it will happen again,” Reeves said.

The mayor of Mississippi’s capital of Jackson, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, has urged its residents in specific flood zones to pack enough belongings to get them evacuated.

A Tropical storm warning issued for south Texas to Boca de Catan, Port Mansfield, Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical storm warning issued for South Texas