Portions of southeast Mississippi are experiencing severe weather, and the National Weather Service has issued multiple warnings.
Along with severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings have been issued in the following areas:
Laurel, Ellisville, Sandersville, Mill Creek, Tuckers Crossing, Eastabuchie, Moselle, Ovett, Moss and Soso.
Several inches of rain have already fallen in the area, and the NWS warns that flash flooding will occur. If you’re on the roads and come up on flooded roads, do not try to drive through them. According to the NWS, most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
“This will mainly be focused in the Highway 84 & Interstate 59 corridors. 1-3 inches of rainfall are possible, with locally higher amounts.” – NWS
As part of the storms, wind gusts in the area may reach up to 60 mph. The NWS says to expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Hail may also occur.