Flooding concerns rise in Clarke County

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- Heavy rains have made its way through East Mississippi and are now causing concerns in Clarke County.

"We received over four to five inches of rainfall in the Clarke County area in the past several days, which is pushing our water levels up. Meridian, Lauderdale and Newton County received 4 to 6 inches sometimes greater amounts," says Eddie ivy EMA Director.

Although Clarke County did not receive much rain as other parts of the state, Ivy says other areas are not in the clear.

"Is going to push the Chickasawhay River out its banks. The predicted crest in enterprise is Monday the 13th at 27.7 feet which is about 5 feet above flood stage,” says Ivy.

Officials say they are making safety plans for the possible flooding.

"We’re putting barrier cages up and warning signs, so people don't drive into the flooded waters. The problem is we can't see below the surface of the water. The road way could be washed away. There could be big holes. That we don't know about. If the signs are up, please obey the signs and fine an alternate route," says Ivy.

Some roadways that were dry Sunday morning and covered by water Sunday afternoon.

With the potential rainfall, Ivy says there shouldn't be any major damages.

"It should not affect any homes. We are going to have roads that are blocked and travailing is going to be inconvenienced. At this point homes should not be affected, unless something changes or we have a complication," says Ivy.