Tallahala creek crests nearly 20 feet

Tallahala creek crests nearly 20 feet

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a press release from Jones County Emergency Operations Center.

The Tallahala Creek crested early this morning at a level of just under 20 feet.

The creek is beginning to recede but with this high water level, that will take some time to get to a low level.

We are expecting rain again on Wednesday so we will continue to monitor the creeks.

There continues to be a Flood Warning for the Tallahala Creek until Wednesday night.

Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.

Several roads continue to have water on them and several roads are closed.

I continue to ask citizens to heed caution and stay off of flooded roads.

The rains have ceased for a couple of days but this flooding event is certainly not over.

Water will recede from areas but it will be a slow process.

Please continue to monitor conditions and take whatever measures are needed.

Remember to call 911 to report flooding in your home or if you need assistance.