UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Union County Emergency Management director, Curt Clayton, is urging drivers to avoid flooded roads.
According to Clayton, some rural roads in the Union County area flooded after Monday's early morning storms.
Due to the popularity school bus routes being rural roads, Clayton, along with Union County School's superintendent, Ken Basil, decided it was best to dismiss all schools early.
All Union County students, faculty, and staff were dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
Clayton says that with more rain expected, the flood risks could only get worse.
He says he is closely monitoring many rural roads.
Two roads that Clayton says post a serious flood risk are county road 7 and county road 299 near Myrtle, urging drivers to avoid those areas.
According to Clayton, he is also monitoring the levels on the Tallahatchie River.
Clayton says the river rose 2 and a half feet in less than an hour on Monday morning.
Clayton says if the river was to over flow, the Edna community and the Carter area could be impacted.
In the worst case, he says county officials are prepared with water rescue vehicles.
The Mississippi Task Force is also on hand to assist in any swift water.