National forecast for Tuesday, Jan. 14 Authorities in Mississippi urged residents to evacuate in the northern part of the state Tuesday after heavy rains spawned a flash-flood emergency and put a dam at "imminent" risk of failing. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency in the Jackson metro area and urged residents to seek higher ground after heavy rains created a "life-threatening situation." "Local officials have reported multiple swift water rescues ongoing or needed in the Downtown Jackson area," the NWS tweeted . "More rain is expected!" TORNADO IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITH 130 MPH WINDS DESTROYS HIGH SCHOOL IN LESS THAN A MINUTE A flash flood emergency also was issued in Oktibbeha County, located in the east-central portion of the state. "Oktibbeha County Lake Dam is in imminent danger of failing," the NWS office tweeted . "Those in this area should evacuate and seek higher ground!" The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said that Oktibbeha County is encouraging residents who live near the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam to evacuate. "After inspection, the County […]