OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. — Engineers are closely watching a dam in eastern Mississippi Wednesday over concerns that it could fail, as recent rains are posing flooding threats around the South and Midwest. The Oktibbeha County Lake Dam, just northwest of Starkville, appeared in danger of failing Tuesday morning, officials said. Luckily, it had stopped raining in the evening and no further signs of failure were seen, county emergency management director Kristen Campanella told CNN affiliate WCBI. But more rain is expected Wednesday afternoon , and officials will continue inspecting the dam, WCBI reported. “The dam has not failed yet, but a chance for failure still exists,” the National Weather Service office in Jackson said Wednesday morning . If the dam breaks, about 250 people would have to evacuate and more than 17,000 acres could be flooded, Campanella told The Dispatch newspaper of Starkville in September . Campanella said that every time it rains, officials monitor the dam, which needs repairs that the county has not been able to secure funds for over the past […]