Gov. Barbour's update
A Facebook page is now active for Mississippi / Yazoo Backwater Flood Updates (created May 3, 2011). If you prefer to get your news on Facebook, like the page and updates will show up in your news feed.
Also, if you are in the Vicksburg area, here are some contacts/phone numbers that may be helpful:
- City of Vicksburg regularly recorded updates 601-801-3443
- City of Vicksburg Action Line call 601-636-3411
- Cityof Vicksburg flood info and street and road closures are posted online here
A community meeting for flood-affected residents of the South Ward in Vicksburg is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Warrenton Elementary School cafeteria, 809 Belva Drive. An Emergency Meeting For Redwood Elementary parents will be held today at the Sherman Avenue Gym at 6 pm. This meeting will address any questions and concerns that parents and guardians might have. The Vicksburg Red Cross announced that a shelter will open at Hawkins United Methodist Church today at noon for those displaced by flood waters. If you need shelter go to the church but please only bring your essentials: medicine, blankets, bedding, pillows, etc. No pets allowed.
President Obama declared an emergency for the following Mississippi counties: Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Issaquena, Jefferson, Tunica, Warren, Washington, and Wilkinson counties. FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.