Mandatory evacuations due to anticipated flooding have been ordered by the city of Ridgeland

The city has issued a mandatory evacuation for those who live in Harbor Pines trailer park near the Reservoir, Mayor Gene McGee announced late Thursday.

As a result of the National Weather Service prediction of the Pearl River cresting at near record-breaking highs on Sunday morning, the evacuations were ordered, McGee said.

“The Pearl River is just over 34 feet and rising. We expect the river to continue to rise over the next several days, and according to the NWS, the river should crest at 38 feet on Sunday. The subdivision could see up to four feet of flooding, said McGee.”

The City of Ridgeland asks everyone to actively begin vacating their homes promptly and cautiously. The city will inform residents when it’s safe to return to their property.