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Gordon’s rains wash away dam

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Associated Press


Officials say a dam is breaching on the edge of Mississippi’s Delta region after heavy rains during Tropical Storm Gordon.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for parts of Carroll County downstream from Murdock Lake, where senior forecaster Mike Edmonston said water was eroding an earthen dam.

The area received more than 12 inches of rain Wednesday during Gordon according to radar estimates.

Authorities plan to let the dam fully breach. It’s located near Black Hawk, about 70 miles north of Jackson.

Edmonston says two houses are evacuated in the rural area.