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Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area TUNICA
WFO MEG
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-04-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3NNW FOX IS
Begin Lat/Lon 34.71/-90.47
End Date 2008-04-13 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1NNW FOX IS
End Lat/Lon 34.69/-90.46
Deaths Direct/Indirect 2/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 200.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Excessive rainfall during the month of March into the beginning of April brought rivers and their tributaries to high levels. Some rivers came out their banks and flooded several roadways and a few homes. A few deaths occurred as a result of the flooding as well.
Event Narrative The Mississippi River rose to 10 year historical levels in Tunica County. The high levels brought flood water into a few homes in the Tunica Cut-Off Lake area. Voluntary evacuations orders were posted for the area. Two deaths occurred from the flooding. A 23 year old drowned when he fell into the flood water when attempting to secure his family's boat. A 63 year old man drowned when he fell into the flood water after leaving a bar.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 23 Male Boating
Death 63 Male Outside/Open Areas


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 2 0 200.00K 0.00K
FOX IS TUNICA CO. MS 04/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Flood 2 0 200.00K 0.00K
Totals: 2 0 200.00K 0.00K