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Hinds County leaders preparing for Cristobal

Video Credit: WAPT
Published on June 8, 2020 - Duration: 01:49s

Hinds County leaders preparing for Cristobal

Hinds County leaders are preparing for their response to any damage caused by Tropical Storm Cristobal.

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Hinds County leaders preparing for Cristobal

EQUIPMENT AND BOATS READY TOQUICKLYDEPLOY FOR ANYBODY TRAPPED BYFLASFLOODING."WE HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR UP TO6 INCHES OF RAIN IN CENTRALMISSISSIPPI."HINDS COUNTY EMERGENCYMANAGEMENT DIRECTOR RICKY MOORESAID SWIFTWATER RESCUE VEHICLES LIKE THISONEPLUS FOUR BOATS HAVE BEENPREPOSITIONTHROUGHOUT THE COUNTY SO THATCREWSCAN QUICKLY RESPOND TO RESCUECALLS FROMFLASH FLOODINGWELL THE GOOD THING IS THE RIVERIS DOWN WE DON'T ANTICIPATE THEWIDESPREAD FLOODING WE HAD INAPRIL BUT THIS KIND OF RAINCOMING IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIMECOULD CAUSE SOME ISSUESSOME OF THESE POOR DRAINAGEAREAS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOWWHERE THOSE AREAS ARE.

INJACKSON PUBLIC WORKS IS ONSTANDBY.CREWS PLACED BARRICADES NEARDOWNTOWN VIADUCTS ON STREETSWHICH HAVEA HISTORY OF HEAVY FLOODING WHENTHERE'A HEAVY RAIN FALL."I NEED TO TAKE THESE FLASHFLOODING WARNINGSSERIOUSLY BECAUSE I THINK A LOTOF PEOPLE THINK IT'S GONNABE A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN BUT IFYOUARE USED TO FLOODING GO AHEADAND GO AHEAD AND BEPREPARED FOR THIS." CLINTON'SSAFE ROOM COULD OPEN TO PROVIDESHELTER FOR RESIDENTS IF THEWEATHER TAKES ATURN FOR THE WORSE"IF YOU GO TO A PUBLIC SHELTERYOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK WE'REGOING TO BE SOCIAL DISTANCED YOUARE ENCOURAGED TOUSE THE PROPER HAND HYGIENE." THE MAYOR'S OFFICE SAYS PEOPLESHOULD STEER CLEAR OF LOW LYINGAND FLOOD PRONEAREAS.ROSS ADAMS 16 WAPT NEWS.THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS HAS BEENDEALING WITH HIGH WINDS ANDRI

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