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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Nicole Grundel

Important Information for Residents and Business Owners in Flood Affected areas of Jackson County

JACKSON The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency wants to remind residents and business owners in flood-affected counties about clean-up of damaged structures within a floodplain.
It is important to document all damage to a home or business, by taking pictures of the inside and outside of the structure, before cleanup or repair activities begin.
Before repairs or reconstruction begins:
If a home or business is located within a Special Flood Hazard Area, or is in a flood zone that begins with the letter A or V, a permit must be obtained before certain repair or reconstruction work can begin. If work begins without a permit, the property owner may be fined and/or asked to build to higher elevation. If you are not sure of your flood zone, contact your community’s floodplain administrator. A list of floodplain administrators listed by county and community can be found at www.msema.org.
Residents and business owners must have a permit to remove, alter or replace any of the following items:
·         Roofs.
·         Walls.
·         Siding.
·         Plaster.
·         Cabinets.
·         Flooring.
·         Electrical systems.
·         Plumbing.
·         Heating and air conditioning units.
To obtain a permit, contact your community’s building department or floodplain administrator.
When contacting your community’s building department or floodplain administrator, the office will schedule an inspection of your home of business. This inspection must be completed before a permit is issued. The inspection will determine what parts of the building need repair or reconstruction work. The inspection will also determine if the building meets your community’s base flood elevation requirements.
Residents and business owners do not need a permit to proceed with cleanup activities or temporary emergency repairs that prevent further damage. These types of activities include:
·         Removing and disposing of damaged furniture, personal items, carpeting, wallboard (not plaster) and insulation.
    • Cleaning and scrubbing floors, walls and air conditioning ductwork.
    • Covering holes in roofs or walls and covering windows to prevent rain and other weather from entering your home or business and causing further damage.
    • Removing sagging ceilings (not plaster), shoring up broken foundations and other temporary repairs that make the building safe to enter.
For more information, visit us online at www.msema.org. You can also follow us on Twitter using keyword MSEMA and on Facebook under Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.


Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 by Nicole Grundel

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Road Advisories in Jackson County

Portion of Hwy 613 in big Point closed July 14-21

Highway 613 near the Temple Baptist Church will be closed to traffic due to railroad restructuring. The work began today, July 14th and is scheduled to be completed late on July 21st.  Drivers are asked to drive slowly in the work area and remain alert. The repairs were requested by the Jackson County Board of Supervisors and is being paid for by the State of Mississippi.

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Highway 57 between Hwy 90 and Old Spanish Trail closed July 15-21

Highway 57 between Highway 90 and Old Spanish Trail will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:30 a.m. through Monday, July 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. A county contractor will be performing street repairs associated with the Old Highway 57 Project.

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014