August Flooding Information




MANDATORY Evacuation for Harbor Pines Mobile Home Community (Ridgeland) – Do NOT return home until local officials say it’s safe to do so


Cleaning up after a flood:

Click here for a resource on mold clean-up after a flood.


 Sandbag Distribution Sites: 

City of Jackson-

  • 4225-B Michael Avalon St., Jackson – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents are asked to call 311 if they are unable to make it to the sandbag distribution site
  • Davis Road Park, 2515 Davis Rd., Byram – no times listed; citizens are welcome to bring shovels and collect what they need.
  • Hinds County EOC, 300 N. State St., Jackson (only if necessary) – Receive empty bags at EOC to fill them with sand at Public Works Department, at 900 E. Main St., Raymond.

Rankin County:

  • Liberty Park ballfields, Liberty Road, Flowood – sand and sandbags will be available
  • Jerry’s Catfish House, 3326 Hwy 49 S. Florence, MS 39073. Sunday, August 28th through Monday August, 29th. 10am-4pm
  • Lakeshore Park, 1112 Northshore Parkway, Brandon, MS 39073. Saturday, August 27th through Sunday, August 28th. 10am-4pm
  • Rankin County Emergency Operations Center, 601 Marquette Road, Brandon MS, 39042. Saturday, August 27th through Sunday, August 28th. 10am-4pm

Forrest County-

  • Sandbags will be available at the EOC, 4080 US Hwy 11, Hattiesburg


There are sandbags available to fill at the city barn on W. Harper


Cleaning up after a flood:

Click here for a resource on mold clean up after a flood.



L.I.F.E. (Living Independence for Everyone) is available to help individuals secure mobility items.  Contact numbers:

  • Jackson 601-969-4009 or
  • Statewide 1-800-748-9398
  • Direct Gulfport number 228-357-5120



Governor Tate Reeves has issued a State of Emergency in anticipation of flooding from the Pearl River.

Before the Flood

  • Take photos and videos of all major household items and valuables. Retain these documents in a safe place because they are important when filing insurance claims.
    • Take photos of the serial numbers for large appliances, such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators.
  • Save copies of birth certificates, passports, medical records, and insurance papers in a safe, dry place. Keep original documents in a watertight safety deposit box.
  • Elevate and anchor your critical utilities, including electrical panels, propane tanks, sockets, wiring, appliances, and heating systems.
  • Make sure that you clear any debris from gutters and downspouts to avoid an accumulation of water.
  • When flooding is predicted or imminent, move furniture and valuables to a safe place, such as an attic or the highest floor of your home.

During the Flood

  • Stay informed. Listen to your local officials and keep up to date with the latest news and forecast for your area
  • Heed any evacuation orders from local officials
  • Monitor the road conditions by using the Mississippi Department of Transportation website or app.

After the Flood

  • Take photos and videos of the damage, including structural and personal property damage on the inside and outside of your home, before discarding items. Remember to take photos of the insides of closets and cabinets. Your adjuster will need evidence of the damage to prepare your claim.
  • If possible, provide receipts to your adjuster to document damaged property for your flood claim.
  • Keep samples of carpeting, wallpaper, furniture upholstery, window treatments, and other items for your adjuster. The type and quality of the material may impact the amount of your claim.
  • If the building’s electrical, water, or HVAC systems are damaged you should initiate repairs. Consult your insurance adjuster or insurance company before you sign any cleaning, remediation, or maintenance agreement.
  • Report damage to your local officials and MEMA by using the “Self-Report Tool”.