697  
WGUS54 KJAN 142029  
FFWJAN  
MSC025-105-150245-  
/O.EXT.KJAN.FF.W.0020.000000T0000Z-200115T0245Z/  
/00000.3.DM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS  
229 PM CST TUE JAN 14 2020  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS EXTENDED THE  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
A DAM BREAK IN...  
NORTH CENTRAL OKTIBBEHA COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI...  
SOUTH CENTRAL CLAY COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI...  
 
* UNTIL 845 PM CST TUESDAY.  
 
* AT 221 PM CST, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED THE IMMINENT FAILURE  
OF OKTIBBEHA COUNTY LAKE DAM. THE DAM HAS NOT FAILED YET BUT A  
CHANCE FOR FAILURE STILL EXISTS. COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE TAKING  
ACTIONS TO MITIGATE THE THREAT OF FAILURE WHICH ARE  
CURRENTLY ALLEVIATING THE PRESSURE ON THE DAM.  
 
HAZARD...LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING FROM THE IMMINENT FAILURE  
OF OKTIBBEHA COUNTY LAKE DAM.  
 
SOURCE...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.  
 
IMPACT...LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING OF AREAS DOWNSTREAM FROM  
THE OKTIBBEHA COUNTY LAKE DAM ALONG THE BIBA WILA CREEK  
AND TRIM CANE CREEK.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
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...CONSIDERABLE  
DAM FAILURE...IMMINENT  
 

 
 
MP/AW  
 
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