Police asking some Petal residents to have evacuation plans in place, in case flooding occurs

PETAL, Miss. (WHLT)– The Petal Police Department is asking some residents who live in low-lying areas prepare to evacuate their homes.

Police said those who live in low-lying areas near the Leaf River should have pre-evacuation plans in place, just in case water continues to rise along the river.

Parts of the Leaf River are expected to crest at 29 feet.

Below is a list of streets should make evacuation plans:

  • The businesses South of Carterville Rd. on S. Main St.
  • Dawson’s Cut Off
  • S. George Street around W. 9th & W. 10th Ave.
  • McInnis Street from W. 7th Avenue to W. 5 Ave.
  • Areas along Hwy 11
  • W.1st Avenue and all streets that run off of it, (N. Railroad, Dixie, McKinnon, Brentwood, Mitchell etc.)
  • Areas around Matthew’s Branch Creek
  • Areas around Green’s Creek
  • Forrest Garden Trailer Park off Jones St.

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