The National Weather Service office in Jackson, Miss. has issued a flash flood watch for the Hattiesburg area beginning at noon and until this evening. Because of already saturated conditions due to recent rains, students, faculty, staff and visitors at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg are again asked to be aware of the potential for flash flooding, as more rain is in the forecast for today and the remainder of this week. These conditions may make some Hattiesburg campus roads impassable or hazardous to navigate.
Locations on the Hattiesburg Hacampus where flooding occurs that could cause damage to vehicles parked in these areas include the following:
* 31st and Pearl in the area of 108 North 31st Avenue
* 31st and Southern Miss at Arthell Kelly Hall behind the Junior Food Mart
* 30th and Southern Miss at Arthell Kelly Hall behind the Junior Food Mart
* Eagle Walk and Black and Gold Drive at the football practice field
* Eagle Walk and north side of M.M. Roberts Stadium
* Golden Eagle Drive at the raised cross walk
* Kay James Drive at the DuBard School
* Fraternity Drive at Montague Street
* Pinehaven Circle at Delta Gamma house
Motorists should use caution in these areas during times of heavy rain and not enter flood areas. University officials will continue monitoring weather conditions, and in the event severe weather does threaten the campus community and notification is warranted, the university's Eagle Alert system will be activated.
For more information, contact University Police at 601.266.4986.