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CONTINUED: Flash Flood waters rising with more showers

photo courtesy of Telesouth Communications

Showers continue across the state, only adding to the flooding alerts

Update 1:50 p.m.: 

Flooding continues across the state. Brookhaven taking on water:

photo courtesy of Shayla McGuffee and Tracey Case.
photo courtesy of Shayla McGuffee and Tracey Case.
photo courtesy of Shayla McGuffee and Tracey Case.


Update 1:20 p.m.: 

Flooding has hit New Hebron and according to locals some businesses have begun to shut down like, Hamburger House.

photo courtesy of Casey LeAnne, employee of Hamburger House
photo courtesy of Casey LeAnne, employee of Hamburger House

This video shows the waters moving in on a parking lot:

Update 12:40 p.m.:

A flash flood warning has been extended for Lawrence County until 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.

So far three to five inches of rain has fallen in the area.

Update 10:55 a.m.:

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the following counties:

Franklin; Lincoln; Covington; Jefferson Davis; Lawrence; Simpson

Flooding is expected to begin soon, and more heavy rainfall is in the forecast throughout the day.

Tuesday, 9:40 a.m.: 

The rain is coming down and waters are still rising. A new flash flood warning was issued for the Brookhaven and Lincoln County areas. They’ve already had several inches of rain fall, and expect to see even more before the day is over.

Update 3:40 p.m.: 

The flash flood warning for Forrest and Lamar Counties has been extended until 5:00 p.m. So far eight inches of rain has fallen, flash flooding is currently happening.

Update 2:10 p.m.: 

A flood warning has been issued for the Lincoln County. The NWS is alerting anyone in urban areas or near small Mississippi streams in northern Lincoln County or south central Mississippi.

Update 1:00 p.m.:

A flash flood warning has been issued for Rankin County until 2:30 p.m. Flooding is already occurring in the reservoir area of Brandon. Another two to three inches of rain are expected.

Update 12:15 p.m.: 

In Stone County roads and bridges are being washed out due to the flash flooding from today’s storms.

The Emergency Management Agency said that the C.G. Evans Road Northwest of Wiggins washed out due to flash flooding and the bridges at Martin Creek and Chaney Creek on New Hope Road were barricaded due to the waters.

More showers and storms are moving into the area, so far seven to eight inches of rain have been reported and up to 10 inches in the northern part of the county.

Thunderstorms are expected in Central Mississippi near the Brandon and Flowood area with the potential to bring in localized flooding.

Update 11:00 a.m.: 

A flash flood warning has been issued for Copiah, Lincoln, Forrest and Lamar Counties until 2:00 p.m. Heavy rain was indicated on the radar and flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include:
Purvis, Lumberton, Brooklyn, Maxie, Rock Hill and Baxterville.

If you’re in Jefferson Davis or Lawrence Counties expect heavy rain due to thunderstorms moving across the area.

Update 10:00 a.m.: 

The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings for Stone and Forrest Counties until 3:30 p.m. today.

An estimated four to seven inches have already fallen in each county and officials expect to see more as the day continues. Areas that will be affected are Wiggins, Perkinston and McHenry.

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