Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area FORREST
WFO JAN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-09-02 09:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1NW ROCK HILL
Begin Lat/Lon 31.09/-89.34
End Date 2008-09-02 10:20:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2SSE EPPS
End Lat/Lon 31.11/-89.19
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Hurricane Gustav was the 2nd major hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It took shape as a tropical depression on the morning of August 25th just southeast of Haiti, and rapidly strengthened to hurricane status by the morning of August 26th. After inflicting serious damage on portions of Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba, Gustav entered into the southeastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico and took aim at the Gulf Coast of the United States. Although Gustav attained Category 4 status earlier in its life, Gustav eventually made landfall as a strong Category 2 system at Cocodrie, Louisiana, on September 1st, containing maximum sustained winds around 110 mph. Gustav slowed down and weakened as it continued on its northwest track across southern Louisiana where major damage was inflicted. The pace of the system continued to slow dramatically over the next few days as it turned gradually to the right around a large ridge of high pressure over the Southeast. The remnants of Gustav finally began moving rapidly away from the Lower Mississippi Valley on the 4th as an incoming disturbance deflected it to the northeast. Gustav was responsible for multiple hazardous weather elements across the service area such as tropical storm force winds, tornadoes, flash flooding, and areal flooding from extensive rains.
As the center of Gustav crossed much of southern Louisiana, tropical storm force winds extended into southern Mississippi and portions of east central Louisiana. Sustained winds were between 35 and 45 mph with higher gusts between 70 and 100 mph occurred. Tree and power line damage was extensive across these areas which resulted in widespread power outages, some of which lasted for 3 to 5 days.
As Gustav slowed across central Louisiana, the outer rainbands continued to rotate across much of southern and central Mississippi. This kept those portions of Mississippi in the region which was favorable for tornadoes. Over 3 days, 26 tornadoes were confirmed, all of which were in the EF0 to EF1 range.
As Gustav slowed on September 2nd, flash flooding became a major issue with lasted into the 3rd as the storm slowly lifted to the north and northeast. The first round of heavy rain and flash flooding was across portions of southeast Mississippi as the outer rainbands started to move across the same areas. Total rainfall across this area was between 4 and 7 inches. The heaviest rains fell across areas near and west of the Mississippi River. Some of the Mississippi counties boarding the river received 8 to 11 inches of rain. Areas west of the river across Louisiana and southeast Arkansas saw extreme rainfall. Many locations received between 11 and 20 inches of rain. The highest measured rainfall was at Larto Lake where 21 inches fell. The flooding rains had a tremendous impact on area crops. Crop damage was extensive across Louisiana and western Mississippi. The flooding rains came at a crucial time as most crops will be harvested in September. Crop damage from Gustav will range between 300-400 million dollars.
Event Narrative One home was flooded with over a foot of water around Brooklyn. Additionally, numerous roads were flooded with several roads closed. One road around Brooklyn was washed out.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 30.419M 40.300M
FORREST (ZONE) FORREST (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 10:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 10:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 10:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 11:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 2.000M 600.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 11:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 11:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 600.00K 200.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 11:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 11:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 12:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 300.00K 200.00K
COPIAH (ZONE) COPIAH (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 12:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
MAXIE FORREST CO. MS 09/01/2008 12:18 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 09/01/2008 12:34 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
OTOB LAMAR CO. MS 09/01/2008 12:45 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
OTOB LAMAR CO. MS 09/01/2008 12:48 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOSS MARION CO. MS 09/01/2008 13:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
CLAIBORNE (ZONE) CLAIBORNE (ZONE) MS 09/01/2008 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 100.00K 100.00K
BASSFIELD JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 09/01/2008 13:01 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
STRINGER JASPER CO. MS 09/01/2008 13:31 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAY SPGS JASPER CO. MS 09/01/2008 13:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SYLVARENA SMITH CO. MS 09/01/2008 13:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PACHUTA CLARKE CO. MS 09/01/2008 14:31 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PINEVILLE SMITH CO. MS 09/01/2008 14:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEEL SCOTT CO. MS 09/01/2008 15:35 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
KOCH RANKIN CO. MS 09/01/2008 15:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTER RIDGE SMITH CO. MS 09/02/2008 02:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KALEM SCOTT CO. MS 09/02/2008 04:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
LEMON SMITH CO. MS 09/02/2008 06:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 09/02/2008 06:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
STRINGER JASPER CO. MS 09/02/2008 07:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEBRON JONES CO. MS 09/02/2008 07:44 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
BURNS SMITH CO. MS 09/02/2008 08:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LAUREL JONES CO. MS 09/02/2008 08:04 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANDERSVILLE JONES CO. MS 09/02/2008 08:19 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PETAL FORREST CO. MS 09/02/2008 08:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 130.00K 0.00K
PAULDING JASPER CO. MS 09/02/2008 08:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOMEWOOD SCOTT CO. MS 09/02/2008 09:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GARLANDVILLE JASPER CO. MS 09/02/2008 09:12 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN NEWTON CO. MS 09/02/2008 09:13 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
ERRATA JONES CO. MS 09/02/2008 09:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.000M 300.00K
HICKORY NEWTON CO. MS 09/02/2008 09:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK HILL FORREST CO. MS 09/02/2008 09:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
DECATUR NEWTON CO. MS 09/02/2008 09:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOSS JASPER CO. MS 09/02/2008 10:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 300.00K
HICKORY NEWTON CO. MS 09/02/2008 10:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
BEACH SCOTT CO. MS 09/02/2008 11:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 300.00K
CASEYVILLE LINCOLN CO. MS 09/02/2008 11:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 200.00K
MEADVILLE FRANKLIN CO. MS 09/02/2008 11:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 200.00K
PLEASANT HILL COPIAH CO. MS 09/02/2008 12:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 200.00K
UNION CHURCH JEFFERSON CO. MS 09/02/2008 12:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 100.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 09/02/2008 12:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ROCKY SPGS CLAIBORNE CO. MS 09/02/2008 12:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 200.00K
NEW SIGHT LINCOLN CO. MS 09/02/2008 12:47 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOT COFFEE COVINGTON CO. MS 09/02/2008 13:48 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 425.00K 0.00K
CAM LINCOLN CO. MS 09/02/2008 13:49 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANDHILL COPIAH CO. MS 09/02/2008 14:17 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 200.00K 100.00K
GALLMAN COPIAH CO. MS 09/02/2008 14:45 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUDE FRANKLIN CO. MS 09/02/2008 15:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
FAIR OAKS SPGS LINCOLN CO. MS 09/02/2008 16:04 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKHAVEN LINCOLN CO. MS 09/02/2008 16:51 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMBURG FRANKLIN CO. MS 09/02/2008 18:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
CHURCH HILL JEFFERSON CO. MS 09/02/2008 19:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 4.000M
SIBLEY ADAMS CO. MS 09/02/2008 19:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 4.000M
YOUNGTON WARREN CO. MS 09/03/2008 06:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 700.00K 3.000M
LORENZEN SHARKEY CO. MS 09/03/2008 07:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 6.000M
STOUT WARREN CO. MS 09/03/2008 13:31 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
MEADVILLE FRANKLIN CO. MS 09/03/2008 14:50 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE WASHINGTON CO. MS 09/03/2008 18:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.000M 20.000M
INDIANOLA SUNFLOWER CO. MS 09/03/2008 22:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 300.00K
VICKSBURG WARREN CO. MS 09/03/2008 22:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BUDE FRANKLIN CO. MS 09/03/2008 23:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 30.419M 40.300M