Mississippi Prepares for Damage From Receding Floodwaters

The Pearl River appeared to peak Monday afternoon at around 36.8 feet

Heavy rains sent Mississippi’s Pearl River to its highest level since 1983, forcing the evacuation of low-lying areas of Jackson, the state capital. Photo: Chris Todd/Shutterstock/EPA

28365365体育投注Floodwaters in central Mississippi approached record heights Monday, leaving hundreds of homes and businesses inundated and roads closed around the capital city of Jackson, according to state officials, who also warned of continued danger as the waters recede in the coming days.

28365365体育投注Swollen by weeks of rain, the Pearl River appeared to peak Monday afternoon at around 36.8 feet, a foot shy of forecasts but still the highest level since 1983. No deaths or injuries were reported, officials said.

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