Mostly Minor River Flooding Occurring But Jackson Could See Major Event

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This week’s heavy rain has triggered river flood warnings across the area but mostly minor flooding is occurring.   Tuscolameta Creek near Walnut Grove has crested at a moderate flood stage, about seven and a half feet above flood stage.  But the Pearl River at Jackson is a different story.  The National Weather Service expects to Pearl to crest early next week at a major flood stage– eight feet above flood stage– near the level it reached in February of 2020 when hundreds of homes in the capital city were flooded.