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Flooding Hits Downtown New Albany, Jackson, Several Other Cities

NEW ALBANY, Miss.–Independence Day weekend was a total washout for a lot of places in Mississippi, and some people were still cleaning up their businesses by Monday morning.

Two-day rain totals in north Mississippi were pretty high.

“The airport in Tupelo had 6.74 inches,” said John Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “In pontotoc County, we had an observer measure 7.2 inches. And in southern Benton County, which was our highest, we had 7.45 inches.”

Some businesses in downtown New Albany took plenty of water.

Flooding was also reported in a north Jackson neighborhood, Briarwood Terrace, where residents said it has been happening for over 30 years, and they’d like to see the city do something about it.

No homes were reported flooded.

In Carthage and Leake County, flooding was also a problem. Street flooding was an issue in Walnut Grove. Natchez also reported more than four inches of rain for the weekend.

Afternoon storms were expected for the rest of the week, but no storms that could cause major flooding.

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