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Jackson residents prepare for threat of flooding

Credit: WAPT
Published on July 13, 2019 - Duration: 01:36s
Jackson residents are stocking up as Tropical Storm Barry threatens.
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Jackson residents prepare for threat of flooding

MEGAN KEEGAN, WE’VE SEEN MOREAND MORE PEOPLE COMING OUT HERETO MICHAEL AVALON STREET SOMEGRABBING AS MANY AS 25 BAGS FROMTHE BACK OF THE CENTRAL SUPPLYBUILDING TO STOCK UP ON SANDBAGSOTHERS ARE GRABBING GROCERIES.SOME PEOPLE LIVING IN JACKSON ORSTOCKING UP ON CASES OF WATERBATTERIES AND CANDLES IN CASETHE STORM CAUSES POWER OUTAGESTRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THECALM BEFORE THE STORM, YOU KNOW,BECAUSE THAT MAKES THIS TO GETOUT WHILE THIS STORM IS COMING,YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO BE HEROICBUT USE COMMON SENSE OTHERS ARETRYING TO PREVENT IRREVERSIBLEDAMAGE FROM HAPPENING TO THEIRPROPERTIES AND WE SKIN BAGS FOROUR CHURCH SO WE CAN PUT OURSANDBAGS TO KEEP THE WATER FROMGETTING IN OUR CHURCH RESIDENTSTELL US THEY’RE VERY CONCERNEDABOUT THE FLOOD RISK ASSOCIATEDWITH THE STORM AS BARRY ISEXPECTED TO DROP SEVERAL INCHESOF RAIN IN THE CAPITAL CITY.

WEPLAN ON TRYING TO GET BY 25 BAGSOME PEOPLE PACKING HIS MANYFANS.

AND OTHERS SAY THEY PLANTO STAY INDOORS AND HOPECONDITIONS.

DON’T GET TOO BADHERE IN SOUTH JACKSON, SO I’MNOT REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THEWATER.

BUT THE WIN I LIVE IN ANAREA WHERE THERE ON THE TREESSO, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES IF THEWIND GETS TOO HIGH KIND OFTHINKING THAT IT MIGHT AFFECTIT, BUT IT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN.PUBLIC WORKS SAYS BAGS WIL BEAVAILABLE IN THE BACK OF THECENTRAL SUPPLY BUILDING AT UNTIL7:00 TONIGHT, AND WE’RE EXPECTEDTO GET THE MOST RAIN OVERNIGHT.SO IF YOU FIND BY MORNING THATYOU ARE NEEDING SANDBAGS, THISWILL BE BACK AGAIN TOMORROW FROM

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