Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tropical Storm
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area FORREST
WFO JAN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-08-29 12:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-08-30 12:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 200.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Tropical Depression Nine formed in the Atlantic, east of the Lesser Antilles, on the morning of August 21, 2012. Twelve hours later, Tropical Depression Nine had strengthened into Tropical Storm Isaac. Isaac continued to track through the eastern Caribbean Sea and Florida Straits while maintaining high end tropical storm strength. Just before noon central time on the 28th, Isaac was located about 75 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River(or about 160 miles southeast of New Orleans) and was found to have reached hurricane strength with winds of 75mph. An outer rain band from Isaac brought some showers to portions of the ArkLaMiss during the afternoon of the 28th, while the center of Isaac was still churning in the Gulf of Mexico. At 6:45pm on August 28th, Hurricane Isaac made a brief landfall along the coast of Southeast Louisiana in Plaquemines Parish. Maximum sustained winds were 80mph at this landfall. Isaac did not remain over land for long as he was back over water again by 9:00pm that same evening. Isaac made his second landfall along the coast of southeast Louisiana, just to the west of Port Fourchon, around 2:15am August 29th, again with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.
Isaac moved very slowly to the north and northwest over the course of August 29th, which made for prolonged impacts. Forward motion of about 5 mph lead to tremendous flooding issues for both Louisiana and portions of Mississippi south of I-20. Around noon on August 29th, Isaac was downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but this was not much relief to the many residents who were being inundated with rain and wind. Storm total rainfall across portions of Marion County indicated at least 10 to 15 inches fell. Numerous homes and buildings were flooded and some water rescues occurred in Lamar, Marion and Clarke counties. Further to the north, flooding issues were not quite as bad with about 5 to 7 inches of rain falling from the I-20 corridor and north. Tropical storm force wind gusts were noted as far north as Bolivar County, with the Golden Triangle region not seeing winds reach more than tropical depression strength. The worst of the wind was felt generally along and south of an axis from Marion County to Adams County. Numerous trees were down in Adams County, leaving many without power for several days. Eighty percent of the roads were blocked in Franklin County due to downed trees.
With all of the rain that fell, some of the area rivers filled quickly. Minor flooding was recorded on the lower Pearl River at Rockport and Monticello, as well as on Bouie Creek at Hattiesburg and Tallahala Creek at Laurel. The biggest river impact in the Jackson Hydrologic Service Area was on Black Creek at Brooklyn. Black Creek entered moderate flooding and finally crested at 26.71 feet on August 31st at 5pm. This will go down as the second highest crest in history for this particular river and forecast point. This river flooding caused damage to 15 homes both upstream and downstream of the river gage.
The winds and flooding were not all Isaac brought as a couple of tornadoes touched down in eastern Mississippi. Two tornadoes, one in Clarke County and one in Lauderdale County, occurred during the morning of August 30th. Both were rated EF-1 with winds around 100 mph. The tornado in Clarke County, near Crandall, resulted in 3 injuries to residents of a mobile home. One death attributed to Isaac occurred in Holmes County when a 64 year old woman was killed by a tree falling on her car. Isaac finally moved out of the region by the afternoon of the 30th, and was downgraded to a tropical depression by late afternoon on the 30th as it continued to track to the northwest into Missouri and the Ohio Valley.
Event Narrative Trees and power lines were blown down across the county between early afternoon on the 29th and mid day on the 30th. By mid evening on the 29th, fallen trees and power lines blocked Shattles Loop near Brooklyn.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 4 6.686M 0.00K
COLUMBIA MARION CO. MS 08/28/2012 13:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) MS 08/28/2012 17:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 40 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
FORREST (ZONE) FORREST (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
CLAIBORNE (ZONE) CLAIBORNE (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
COVINGTON (ZONE) COVINGTON (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
COPIAH (ZONE) COPIAH (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 1 250.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
SIMPSON (ZONE) SIMPSON (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
SMITH (ZONE) SMITH (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
HINDS (ZONE) HINDS (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:30 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
RANKIN (ZONE) RANKIN (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:30 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 13:30 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
ISSAQUENA (ZONE) ISSAQUENA (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 14:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
FORTENBERRY MARION CO. MS 08/29/2012 14:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
LUMBERTON LAMAR CO. MS 08/29/2012 15:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTT (ZONE) SCOTT (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 16:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 40 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA MARION CO. MS 08/29/2012 17:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 17:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 40 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
HATTIESBURG FORREST CO. MS 08/29/2012 18:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
BAXTERVILLE LAMAR CO. MS 08/29/2012 18:05 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ARM LAWRENCE CO. MS 08/29/2012 18:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BAXTERVILLE LAMAR CO. MS 08/29/2012 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 20:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 40 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) MS 08/29/2012 21:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 40 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LAUREL JONES CO. MS 08/29/2012 22:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
HUB MARION CO. MS 08/29/2012 23:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
BAXTERVILLE LAMAR CO. MS 08/30/2012 00:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HOLMES (ZONE) HOLMES (ZONE) MS 08/30/2012 01:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 40 kts. EG 1 0 30.00K 0.00K
HEIDELBERG JASPER CO. MS 08/30/2012 01:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 08/30/2012 02:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 08/30/2012 04:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ARCHUSA SPGS CLARKE CO. MS 08/30/2012 04:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
SHARKEY (ZONE) SHARKEY (ZONE) MS 08/30/2012 05:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 40 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
NEWTON (ZONE) NEWTON (ZONE) MS 08/30/2012 05:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 40 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ARCHUSA SPGS CLARKE CO. MS 08/30/2012 05:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
MERIDIAN LAUDERDALE CO. MS 08/30/2012 07:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
PURVIS LAMAR CO. MS 08/30/2012 07:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
CREEK CLARKE CO. MS 08/30/2012 08:49 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 3 100.00K 0.00K
INCREASE LAUDERDALE CO. MS 08/30/2012 09:18 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
BASSFIELD JEFFERSON DAVIS CO. MS 08/30/2012 10:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BOLIVAR (ZONE) BOLIVAR (ZONE) MS 08/30/2012 11:40 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BOLIVAR (ZONE) BOLIVAR (ZONE) MS 08/30/2012 16:15 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE WASHINGTON CO. MS 08/30/2012 16:36 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
GRENADA (ZONE) GRENADA (ZONE) MS 08/30/2012 19:15 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
VICKSBURG WARREN CO. MS 08/31/2012 15:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 4 6.686M 0.00K