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Flooding, Droughts, Wildfires

The U.S. Drought Monitor depicts the location and intensity of drought across the country. Mississippi is situated in a region where water is an abundant natural resource. Statewide annual average precipitation is 56 inches, ranging from 51 inches in the north to nearly 64 inches near coastal regions. However, this precipitation is highly variable, and this climatic variability has led to the present arrangement of agricultural and forestry activities, urban and industrial water supply types, and other land use patterns and resource use considerations.

National Integrated Drought Information System

The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Use the MSC to find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and take advantage of tools for better understanding flood risk.

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