Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
County/Area TUNICA
Report Source River/Stream Gage
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-05-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3W JEFFRIES
Begin Lat/Lon 34.4955/-90.5878
End Date 2011-05-31 23:59:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2SW HAMLIN
End Lat/Lon 34.4798/-90.4834
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.00B
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Heavy rains continued to occur across the Mid-Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley during the beginning part of May. In addition, spring snow melt across the Dakotas and Minnesota continued to create higher than normal river levels on the Mississippi River. The combination of the snow melt and heavy rainfall produced record breaking flooding on the Mississippi River. Numerous roads were flooded and closed as a result. Homes and businesses were flooded in the area. Many farmers lost crops or were not able to plant due to flooded fields.
Event Narrative The Mississippi River rose to near record levels during the beginning and middle part of May. The area known as Tunica Cut-Off was flooded as many as 357 homes sustained damage. All nine casinos in Tunica County were closed and sustained some damage from flooding. Several roads were flooded and/or damaged. Several hundred acres of fields were flooded as well. The river remained above flood stage through the end of the month.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.002B 0.00K
HILLHOUSE COAHOMA CO. MS 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
JEFFRIES TUNICA CO. MS 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 1.000B 0.00K
PENTON DE SOTO CO. MS 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.002B 0.00K