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Mississippi River reaches flood stage at Natchez

11 months 6 days 13 hours ago January 04, 2016 Jan 4, 2016 Monday, January 04 2016 January 04, 2016 9:35 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NATCHEZ, Miss. - The Mississippi River at Natchez has reached flood stage and is expected to continue to rise.

Forecaster Anna Wolverton with the Jackson office of the National Weather Service said the river level reached 48 feet on the Natchez gauge at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, the river measured 48.55 feet.

Adams County Emergency Management Director Robert Bradford said Carthage Point Road was shut down Saturday night, and, at 50 feet, water would start to rise on Silver Street.

Wolverton says residents living around the levee should be cautious.

Natchez Mayor pro tem Joyce ArceneauxMathis said last week the city has been in contact with property owners in low-lying areas.

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