UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Everyone knows that with heavy rainfall comes the potential for flooding.
But some areas are more prone to rising waters, and that was the case in some parts of Union County over the weekend.
"Saturday morning, early, we got a call from the sheriff's department that someone notified them that there was a road that was flooded, which means water was completely covering the road. Immediately, we went and blocked the road off, tried to figure out what the problem was. We had a drainage pipe that was partially restricted," said Union County Road Manager James Byers
Byers added that they use equipment that is available to them to help solve issues that occur during flooding.
"Safety of the individuals that use that road comes into play. We have to make sure that we handle that and barricade it if we need to. And then if it can be corrected, we correct it. But if not, we just hold the road closed until the water has time to recede," said Byers.
That's the basic protocol used by Union County for flooded roads.
Byers recommended if there is an emergency or you are trapped to call emergency responders.
"They can then dispatch the appropriate individuals, whether it be Union County road department or some of their deputies," added Byers.