Hattiesburg and Petal Flood Inundation Project website released for public use

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A press conference was held Friday morning in Hattiesburg for the release of the new Flood Inundation Project website.

The website allows residents to estimate the potential for flooding based on the flood level of the Leaf River.

By going to the website residents can now view the real-time river level as well as view a model that extends from U.S. Highway 11 to approximately 1.7 miles to the East Hardy Bridge.

Along with the release of the website, the City of Hattiesburg also dedicated a monument and a flag pole in memory of the 1974 record flood in which the Leaf River reached 34.03 feet.

The project is a joint partnership between the City of Hattiesburg, Forrest County, City of Petal, Forrest County Emergency Management Agency, MS Office of Homeland Security, National Weather Service and USGS.

To visit the Flood Inundation Project website click HERE.

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