Cairo Mayor Judson Childs is strongly urging residents to make plans on evacuating in the next 24 hours.
The mayor especially urges senior citizens, people with medical conditions or special needs and families with children that live in single-story homes to get read to evacuate.
According to the mayor, as the river reaches record levels on the Cairo Gauge, there are more sand boils occurring inside the city and the North Cairo Drainage District.
This is the strongest warning short of a mandatory evacuation.
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