PEARL, Miss. – Storms that moved through the state Thursday night and Friday morning have caused some damage and more severe weather is on the way.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of flooding from at least two Southwest Counties, including Wilkinson where more than 40 homes, 16 apartments and a police car are damaged. Firefighters there also reported rescuing people from about 50 homes early Friday morning. “They’ll get some more rain on top of the rain they already got,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark McAllister. “A second system will move through the state later this evening and overnight.” That system is expected to hit in the Meridian area first. “Around 6 p.m.,” McAllister said. “Localized heavy rain, severe weather possible, with quarter golf ball size hail along with some possible damaging wind, 60 miles an hour expected.” The system is expected to move completely out of the state by early Saturday morning.
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