Officials met Thursday morning at Booth Lake located west of Highway 35 in Carroll County to address when there is heavy rainfall the flooding causes residents to not be able to go to and from their homes. Residents attended the Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday in Carrollton. “We are looking at getting temporary pumps to alleviate the flooding and the pressure on the damn of the lake when heavy rain occurs ” said Carroll County Emergency Management/ Civil Defense Director Ken Strachan. The meeting Thursday was to address and have a plan in place, the part of Booth Lake’s main route is County Road 55. We plan on meeting with Willis Engineering to put together a Hazard Mitigation Grant Application for the pumps, Supervisor Fluker has looked at the best options for the residents.” said Strachan. The HMGP funds are through MEMA and the project for the pumps are aimed to reduce or eliminate future emergency or disaster cost. Pictured are (from left) Mississippi Emergency Management Agency District 3 Coordinator Brent Miller, Booth Lake resident Tommy Land, and Carroll County Beat 4 Supervisor Claude Fluker at the levee of Booth Lake in Carroll County.