Mandatory evacuation issued for several Jackson streets as Pearl River continues to rise

Source: WLBT

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Several Jackson streets are now under mandatory evacuation as waters from the Pearl River continue to rise.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says people living on several Jackson streets need to make preparations to leave.

Areas affected by flooding this weekend include but are not limited to:

Upper Northeast Jackson
Westbrook Road
River Road
Parts of Eastover
S. West Street
Hightower
Silas Brown
Purple Creek
Town Creek

This list could change as waters continue to rise.

A shelter has been set up at 3000 St. Charles Street for anyone impacted by the flooding.

The City of Jackson is currently under a State of Emergency.

The Pearl River in Jackson is now forecast to reach 38 feet. The river became inundated after several inches of rain over the past week.
A crest of 38 feet would be the third-highest ever recorded.

The city is also currently under a boil water notice until further notice.