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Road Closure - Crawford Street
Crawford Street between Washington and Walnut will be closed Friday, November 8, 2013, due to construction work being done on the Mississippi River Commission Building.
 
Intersection at First East and Washington Closed Due to Water Repairs - * UPDATE *
warningRepairs to the water line have been completed. The street is being repaved and and should be reopened by Thursday morning. Since water service was not interrupted, there was no need for a boil water order. A temporary detour around the
construction site is in place for emergency and local traffic.
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Water Main Break - UPDATE

warningLate 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.

 
Preparing Makes Sense

A short instructional video explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: being informed, making a plan, building a kit, and getting involved.

http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/7046


 

 

 

 
Flood Safety Awareness Week - March 18-22, 2013

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.

 
Board Declares State of Emergency

hurricane symbolMonday, August 27, 2012 - The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has declared a state of emergency for the City of Vicksburg. This declaration will enable the City to start preparing emergency operations in anticipation of hurricane Isaac’s arrival. Mayor Winfield asks all citizens to start their own individual preparations.


 

Boil Water Notices

Boil Water Notice, North Washington and Hwy 61 Area * LIFTED*
warningDue to a broken six inch water main in your area the Vicksburg Water department has issued a boil water notice for the Hwy 61 North, North Washington St and Wells Rd area. Until further notice, please boil your water before consumption. * * * LIFTED * * * 
 
Boil Water Alert - Fort Hill Area * LIFTED *
Boil Water NoticeDue to a 6" water main break, the Vicksburg Water department has issued a boil water alert for water customers in the following areas: Fort Hill. Peal Street, Rosedale Street, Hugo Street and Dallas Street. Customers are asked to boil their water until further notice. * * * LIFTED * * * 
 
Boil Water Notice in Porters Chapel Area - *LIFTED*
warningThe City of Vicksburg has issued a boil water notice for utility customers in the Porters Chapel, Indiana Ave. and South Frontage Rd area. Earlier today there was an 8 inch water main break. Please boil your water until further notice.  * * * LIFTED * * *
 
Boil Water Notice For Large Area of the City * LIFTED *

warningDue to a 12" water main break, the City has issued a boil water notice for: Bowmar Ave to Halls Ferry Rd South to the City limits, from Bowmar Ave south and west to the city limits.  * * * LIFTED * * * 

 
Water Break Near City Cemetery - * * Boil Water Lifted * *
warningThe water break has been repaired. Water customers around the City cemetery are asking to boil their water before consumption. There is a water break near the City Cemetery. Crews are on the scene. More details to follow. * * * Lifted * * * 
 

Emergency Contact Info

con_tel Phone: 601-801-3500
emailButton email: charlesa@vicksburg.org
con_tel Emergency Information Line: 601-801-3443

con_addressPhysical Address:
City of Vicksburg
Emergency Management
1401 Walnut Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180

con_addressMailing Address:
City of Vicksburg
Emergency Management
PO Box 150
Vicksburg, MS 39181

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