NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) --The heavy rains on Thursday caused problems early for some residents in New Albany.
The volume of rain water quickly overwhelmed some of the city's storm drains.
Flooding closed several roads including Main Street, Bratton Road and a portion of Bankhead Street.
Authorities say the heavy rains poured about 4 feet of water in some areas.
As soon as the rain started coming down hard, the staff at Westside Bar-B-Que said they knew they had to act fast.
"We put everything up so it doesn't get wet," said Beau Jumper, a restaurant employee.
For years the flooding has been a thorn in their side.
When the fields flood on either side of the restaurant, water backs up into the business.
"It's been up to the window's before. It's been chest-deep in here but it goes away. We chase the mud out with the water hose and dry every thing out," said Jumper.
The rains continued to dump buckets of water on the property.
After waiting another hour or so, the water was so deep that the business had to close.
Officials also closed the New Albany Park after the Tallahatchie river began to swell.
Emergency crews cleared the debris from several drains and reopened some of the roads.
Several streets remained closed while authorities waited for the waters to recede.