874  
WGUS54 KJAN 141751  
FFWJAN  
MSC025-105-142045-  
/O.NEW.KJAN.FF.W.0020.200114T1751Z-200114T2045Z/  
/00000.3.DM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS  
1151 AM CST TUE JAN 14 2020  
   
..FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR OKTIBBEHA COUNTY LAKE DAM
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
A DAM BREAK IN...  
NORTH CENTRAL OKTIBBEHA COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI...  
SOUTH CENTRAL CLAY COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI...  
 
* UNTIL 245 PM CST.  
 
* AT 1147 AM CST, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED THE IMMINENT FAILURE  
OF OKTIBBEHA COUNTY LAKE DAM. THE DAM HAS NOT FAILED YET BUT THERE  
IS A HIGH PROBABILTY OF FAILURE.  
 
THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR NORTHERN OKITBBEHA COUNTY AND  
SOUTH CENTRAL CLAY COUNTY. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!  
 
HAZARD...LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING FROM THE IMMINENT FAILURE  
OF OKTIBBEHA COUNTY LAKE DAM.  
 
SOURCE...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.  
 
IMPACT...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER  
GROUND NOW! IMMEDIATE EVACUATION FOR AREAS DOWNSTREAM  
FROM THE OKTIBBEHA COUNTY LAKE DAM ALONG THE BIBA WILA  
CREEK AND TRIM CANE CREEK.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND  
LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE  
FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER.  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3359 8872 3355 8872 3353 8881 3349 8882  
3348 8884 3347 8884 3350 8894 3352 8894  
3354 8887 3359 8884  
 
FLASH FLOOD...OBSERVED  
FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE THREAT...CATASTROPHIC  
DAM FAILURE...IMMINENT  
 

 
 
AW/MP  
 
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