SOUTHAVEN, Miss.- Mississippi Emergency Management and the U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue hundreds of people from their homes in Southaven this morning after the city received nearly three feet of flooding.
Emergency crews rescued majority of the people and their pets from Savannah Creek Apartments in Southaven.
Josh Harper Deputy Director of Emergency Management said Southaven was definitely the hardest hit. “We probably rescued over a hundred people out of that apartment complex alone, along with a few dozen dogs, cats, you name it.”
Harper said they rescued a lot of people out of a few subdivisions in the area as well. Rescue crews used rafts to evacuate the people and took them to a nearby fire station on local school buses.
There are currently 12 roads flooded and closed in North Mississippi right now. They are currently in the recovery process and will begin to assess the damage.
“We’ll definitely qualify for a local declaration,” Harper said.