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South Mississippi dealing with flooding

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Posted: Mar 28, 2014 11:11 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Mar 28, 2014 11:38 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: flash flood, flooding, crosby, mississippi

CROSBY, Miss. - Emergency managers said flash floods forced several people in southern Mississippi from their homes Friday morning.

The National Weather Services said Crosby, Miss. experienced 6 to 8 inches of rainfall overnight, resulting in serious flash flooding.

Authorities in the community reported many roads were flooded, and they had reports up to 40 homes were damaged by storm waters. Local fire departments rescued five families from homes that flooded in the town.

Thomas Tolliver, the Wilkinson Co. Dir. Of Emergency Management, said water was coming from Foster Creek and overflowing off of Hwy. 33, and that the flooding was affecting Wilkinson, Amite and Franklin counties.

Numerous flash flood warnings are still in effect across southeast Louisiana and south Alabama.

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