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MEMA: Mass evacuation plan in place for Washington County

There are 6 comments on the Mississippi Business Journal story from May 11, 2011, titled MEMA: Mass evacuation plan in place for Washington County. In it, Mississippi Business Journal reports that:

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports a plans has been developed for a mass evacuation of Washington County and the Delta's largest city, Greenville, if a breach in the main levee system occurs due to the flooding Mississippi River.

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EshmonT

Lawrenceville, GA

#1 May 11, 2011
Im concerned or shall I say confused with why people think there isnt anything going to happen in Greenville with waters being that high because it hasn't since 1927?? Well, dont be so naive to think nothing will happen! Last time it happen in Memphis was 1937, its 2011 so how did Greenville become so invincilble or protected that the levee won't breach?? I hate to say this but People are going to end up like the Katrina victims due to not believing and predicting what they think isnt going to happen. It so sad that people there are afraid of leaving there homes and holding on to materlistic things instead of trying to save themselves in this matter. I pray for the people including my relatives that decides to stick it out to see if anything will occur. God/mothernature is showing us signs all over the world and we/people are too naive or stupid to think the town of Greenville Ms is invincible because a catastrophy hasnt happen in a 100 years. Ummmm, hope they remember the ice storm back in 1994. Yeah, went to bed and woke up ice everywhere! So it can happen in the middle of night while everyone is sleeping people. My God help us and our state of mind! I pray nothing happens but Im certainly not thinking it WONT or CANT happen! I would hate to see on tv....families with there kids on top of houses and buildings, kids dying, parents dying leaving there kids behind, floating down the rivers holding on to dear life because people are to afraid to leave there THINGS behind! Keep in mind people, things can be replaced but you certainly cant!

Praying coming and going

T. Eshmon

“Better listen the first time”

Since: Aug 09

jest an ol' hillbilly

#2 May 13, 2011
I was there Monday and came back thru on Wednesday.. I was amazed that I saw nobody getting prepared except for the Casino out on 82 and what the Army COE's had done on the levy..My prayers are with y'all, but not so sure my sympathy will be if the river goes over...
Jed Clampett

United States

#3 May 13, 2011
If them levees breach lotsa people will get kilt.
T Ephrian

Rio Rancho, NM

#4 May 14, 2011
EshmonT wrote:
Im concerned or shall I say confused with why people think there isnt anything going to happen in Greenville with waters being that high because it hasn't since 1927?? Well, dont be so naive to think nothing will happen! Last time it happen in Memphis was 1937, its 2011 so how did Greenville become so invincilble or protected that the levee won't breach?? I hate to say this but People are going to end up like the Katrina victims due to not believing and predicting what they think isnt going to happen. It so sad that people there are afraid of leaving there homes and holding on to materlistic things instead of trying to save themselves in this matter. I pray for the people including my relatives that decides to stick it out to see if anything will occur. God/mothernature is showing us signs all over the world and we/people are too naive or stupid to think the town of Greenville Ms is invincible because a catastrophy hasnt happen in a 100 years. Ummmm, hope they remember the ice storm back in 1994. Yeah, went to bed and woke up ice everywhere! So it can happen in the middle of night while everyone is sleeping people. My God help us and our state of mind! I pray nothing happens but Im certainly not thinking it WONT or CANT happen! I would hate to see on tv....families with there kids on top of houses and buildings, kids dying, parents dying leaving there kids behind, floating down the rivers holding on to dear life because people are to afraid to leave there THINGS behind! Keep in mind people, things can be replaced but you certainly cant!
Praying coming and going
T. Eshmon
I agree with you totally. Recently, I visited the levee in Greenville, Ms and the water was extremely high. I could not believe my eyes. I went there to evacuate my grandmother and nephew to Gulfport,Ms, where I reside. Many of my relatives live in this city. I must admit I think they are all afraid to live their homes. I am a Katrina victim so I know exactly the damage water can do. Hurricane Katrina swallowed my enitre apartment building. I try to use these references to help persuade my relatives to come with me to Gulfport. Thier only reply is they will wait until they are asked to evacuate. Then it will be too late. I pray they will change their minds and come to the coastal counties.
Americuss

Dickson, TN

#5 May 16, 2011
If you leave, either the water or burglars will get all your stuff. Either way, Greenville, you lose.
Overreactors

Alexandria, LA

#6 May 16, 2011
I think many of you are overreacting. The levees are going to hold up just fine.

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