GAUTIER, Miss.–The front that was expected to drop temperatures into the 50s for highs on Tuesday rolled through the state like a bulldozer Monday night, bringing down trees, leaving behind flooding issues and turning over RVs near the coast.
There were no reports of tornadoes causing damage, but in Gautier strong straight-line winds turned over about 20 RVs and other vehicles. That was at the Santa Maria RV Park.
AUDIO from Jessica Cook, whose RV was blown off its blocks
AUDIO from Todd Adams on the scene:
Power lines were knocked down in various places.
The City of Canton was under a flood emergency as the main drainage system was overcome by flood waters Monday afternoon. The problems started with the heaviest rain Monday morning when ditches were filled to capacity and water covered several city streets, causing closures.
Rains later on in the day caused city officials to declare a state of emergency and to evacuate some residents.
In Warren County there was flooding and wind damage. Trees and power lines were down after a severe storm moved through, dumping seven inches of rain in just a short time.
In Vicksburg parts of Washington St. were closed when mud slid down and blocked the lanes.
It was Monday morning when storms caused damage in Neshoba County, which was hit by an EF1 tornado in last week’s round of bad weather.