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    ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
    Effective: June 24, 2024 @ 4:36pm
    Expires: June 28, 2024 @ 3:00am
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    WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.
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    WHERE...Rock River near Joslin.
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    WHEN...From Monday afternoon to early Friday morning.
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    IMPACTS...At 12.5 feet, Water affects some summer cottages along the river.
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    ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:45 PM CDT Sunday the stage was 10.3 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow afternoon to a crest of 12.8 feet Tuesday morning. It will then fall below flood stage Thursday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
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Mississippi retains crown with nation’s lowest gas prices

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(The Center Square) — Mississippi gas prices continue to be the nation’s lowest going into the New Year’s holiday.

According to the Auto Club of America, the average price in the Magnolia State is $2.68 per gallon, up a few tenths of a cent from last week’s price of $2.68 and down 10 cents from a year ago today.

The national average is $3.12 per gallon, down a cent from a week ago and 12 cents from a month ago. Gasbuddy energy analyst Patrick DeHaan thinks the prices in the coming few months could go lower.

The most expensive gas is in Claiborne County in southwest Mississippi at $3.11 per gallon, while the cheapest gas is in Simpson County ($2.58) in the south-central part of the state.

For metros in the Magnolia State, the three-county Mississippi Gulf Coast region has the lowest prices at $2.62 per gallon, followed by Hattiesburg ($2.66), the Jackson metro ($2.66) and Olive Branch-Southaven ($2.70).

According to the American Petroleum Institute, Mississippi has the second-lowest state taxes and fees on gasoline (18.79 cents per gallon), second only to Alaska (15.13 per gallon).

The most expensive gas is in Hawaii at $4.68 per gallon, followed by California ($4.67), Washington ($4.14), Nevada ($3.93) and Oregon ($3.80)

The lowest gas prices next to Mississippi are Texas ($2.68 per gallon), Arkansas ($2.68), Missouri ($2.70) and Oklahoma ($2.70)

As for Mississippi’s neighbors, Louisiana is at $2.75 per gallon, followed by Tennessee ($2.78) and Alabama ($2.82).

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