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Evacuations needed as lake dam near Starkville close to failing

Evacuations are encouraged for residents that live near Oktibbeha County Lake dam, just outside of Starkville.

According to MEMA:

Oktibbeha County is encouraging residents who live near the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam to evacuate. After inspection, the County Engineer believes failure of the dam is imminent. Listed below are the roads that will be closed in the event of a failure.

See the map of the dam below:

If you have friends or family near Starkville, alert them to this.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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