River flooding on the rise in Clarke County

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- Flooding concerns in Clarke County are still on the rise even with all of the rain gone for now.

"Chickasawhay River in Enterprise is continuing to rise. It's currently at 31 feet, which is six feet above flood stage. That did not cause any significant damage to any structures that we are aware of right now," says Clarke County emergency management director, Eddie Ivy.

With the river at 31 feet, Ivy says there shouldn't be any concerns of water getting into homes.

"The impact is going to be travel; it's not going to be on houses. If we continue to rise, then we'll have an issue with getting into homes as the level continues to rise," says Ivy.

Clarke County residents will need to take alternate routes with roadways being blocked.

"County Road 320, just as we expected, is now blocked because of floodwaters. County Road 354 near Enterprise is also blocked. As the week goes on, we expect there will be some others roads that we will see water on," says Ivy.

With the potential water flow heading through areas like Shubuta, Ivy says county officials are keeping a close eye on the Chickasawhay River.

"We're continuing to monitor the river as it comes down through the county, Stonewall, Quitman, and later in the week, in the Shubuta area. Will be monitoring that and protect the best way we can to those people that might be at risk," says Ivy.