The Jackson County Emergency Management Office is reporting that over the past 24 hours, there has been anywhere from 4-12” of rainfall. This has caused flooding and washed out roads in several areas of the County.
Another 3-5” of rainfall is expected within the next 48 hours. In addition, drainage ditches are at capacity and rivers are rising. According to the National Weather Service, the
Emergency personnel highly recommend that residents in low lying areas or areas prone to flooding begin to secure their personal property in preparation. This includes moving vehicles, boats and anything else that has the potential to float away, to higher ground. If someone is in a situation where they are in need of rescue they should call 911 or their local Fire Department.
The Emergency Management Office has also been informed that one gate at Big Creek Dam in
Assistance and Shelters:
Sandbags will not be available unless a State of
The East Central (Safe Room) Emergency Shelter on Highway 613 in Hurley is open and had 17 individuals there last night. The shelter will remain open until the water recedes.
Road Closures (as of May 2, 2013 at 12 noon):
The following roads have been reported impassable or have standing water.
Kenneth Cole – impassable
Use Caution -
Busby Road (tree was down)
Constitution Road at Deer Creek Subdivision – bridge is out (only open to emergency vehicles)
Airport Blvd. from Highway 614 to
Old Stage Road from 7900 West
Dawnridge (back section)
Big Point just east of 2nd reservoir
Frank Snell at Baria
Cedar Creek at
Use Caution -
Polktown – just a little water, passable
Industrial Road south of Orchard – southbound lane is closed
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