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Late Wednesday afternoon there was 12" water main break in the Pemberton and Hwy 61 area. As of this morning, 09/19/2013, water service has been restored and most if not all businesses are open. There is a boil water notice for the area.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are partnering to improve public awareness for National Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 18-22, 2013. The agencies' goal is to improve understanding about flood risk among individuals, families, businesses and communities. Knowledge and the right precautions can protect families, homes and finances.
For More information on the above FEMA News Release go to, http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2013/03/15/fema-and-noaa-promote-national-flood-safety-awareness-week.
The National Weather Service Jackson Office has prepared a pdf booklet, to download go to the following link: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jan/?n=flood_awareness_week.
For local Vicksburg Flood Hazard information you may access related documents on this website by going to "Library" - "Docs & Forms" then clicking on the "Inspections and Planning" folder to view the list of documents to download, i.e. "A Citizens Guide to Flood Protection", "Warren County Flood Hazards" and other related documents.
Flood Hazard map information is also accessible through the City's GIS Geoportal after reading the GIS disclaimer.
For areas inside the City Limits, you may also contact the Building & Inspections Floodplain Manager at 601-634-4528 or the Warren County Emergency Management Floodplain Manager at 601-636-1544 for locations outside the city limits.