Flooding fears in Natchez as storm approaches

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Published 1 week ago - Duration: 01:50s

Flooding fears in Natchez as storm approaches

Adams County residents are bracing for possible flooding from Tropical Storm Barry.


Flooding fears in Natchez as storm approaches

SIMMONS JOINS US LIVE FROMNATCHEZ SCOTT.

YEAH, YOU CANCHECK IT OUT HERE WHERE ITSSILVER STREET WHERE THEY HAVECLOSED THIS ROAD ACTUALLY SINCEMAY BECAUSE THE RISINGMISSISSIPPI THEY’VE CLOSEDANOTHER ACCESS ROAD TO THEMISSISSIPPI WHERE WE’RE STANDINGNOW, YOU CAN EASILY REFER TOTHIS IS THE CALM BEFORE THESTORM AS WE LOOK BACK TOWARDSTHE BRIDGE HERE IN NATCHEZ LOTOF PEOPLE DOING A LOT OF WORK ASWE SPEAK PREPARING FOR THE STORMIT IS BELIEVED TO BE HEADED THISWAY UPRIVER THE ADAMS COUNTYSAFE ROOM IS UP AND RUNNING FORRESIDENTS WHO MAY HAVE TO RUNFROM THE STORM IF WE HAVE ATORNADO.

THIS IS WHERE THEY’REEXPECTED TO COME.

SO WE’RE OPENFOR THAT, BUT WE’RE ALSO OPENFOR PEOPLE WHO LOSE POWER NEED APLACE TO STAY COOL OR AS THESTOR MOVES UP THE RIVER THEBIGGEST I THINK THAT SOMETIMESSO WE KNOW WE’RE GOING TO BEHERE ALL NIGHT TO TRY AT LEASTGET TO THEM IF THEY NEED US THEMAGNOLIA BLESS CASINO HAS BEENSHUT DOWN FOR THE NIGHT ASRESIDENTS PREPARE FOR A STORMSYSTEM.

THAT IS NOT A WELCOMEVISITOR THE RIVER ROAD AMERICANOW DOC WHERE WE’RE STANDINGTHERE PLAYING TO HUNKER DOWN YOUMIGHT SAY AND RIDE OUT THE STORMNO PLANS OF BEING ON THE RIVERHEADED UP OR DOWN WITH THISSTORM SYSTEM MOVING ON A LOT OFWORK BEING DONE NOW BY EMERGENCYRESPONDERS ONE OF THE THINGSTHAT THEY’RE ASKING PEOPLE INTHIS AREA TO DO IS THAT IF YOUDON’T HAVE TO BE OUT DON’T BEOUT ONE OF THE THINGS ARE REALLYBEGGING PEOPLE NOT TO DO IS NOTGET OUT AND GO SIGHTSEEING ANDTHEN GET IN TROUBLE AND THEN ARESPONDER WHO NORMALLY WOULD BEDEALING WITH OTHER ISSUES WOULDHAVE TO DEAL WITH THOSE PEOPLE.SO A LOT OF PREP WORK GOING INTOPLACE AS THEY WATCH THIS S

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