Flood Warning for South Sulphur River Issued Until New Year’s Day Afternoon

Once again the South Sulphur River between Hopkins and Delta Counties is under a Flood Warning. This warning is in effect until Tuesday Afternoon. At 10:15 a.m. Monday, the river stage was just above the 16 feet flood stage. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The river will continue rising to a crest near 18 feet by Monday evening. The river should fall below flood stage Tuesday after midnight.

FM 71 in Hopkins County has remained closed due to flooding from previous warnings.

The National Weather Service advises that one not drive through flooded areas. Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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