Warren County Lifts Eagle Lake Evacuation Order

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — The mandatory evacuation order for residents of the Eagle Lake community near Vicksburg has been lifted. The Warren County Emergency Management Agency said in a Friday social media post that while Highway 465 into the area is now open, they “strongly discourage” unnecessary travel in the backwater areas where many side roads may still be flooded and impassable due to high water levels. Flooding in the area began in January and has continued through much of the year, with as many as half-a-million acres of land underwater at its peak, destroying or damaging hundreds of homes and businesses in the Yazoo backwater.

 


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