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Evacuations, rescues and road closures across north Mississippi

Heavy rainfall Tuesday and Wednesday led to significant flooding in parts of north Mississippi.

Posted: Jun 9, 2021 11:18 AM
Updated: Jun 10, 2021 11:12 AM

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TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Heavy rainfall Tuesday and Wednesday led to significant flooding in parts of north Mississippi.

County Road 317 in Oxford on June 9, 2021, Source: Kacey Terrell.

Section of County Road 1390 closed in Lee County on June 9, 2021. Underside swept away but the road surface remains intact. Source: Lee County Road Dept.

In Yalobusha County, rain swept away a section of County Road 224 east of Water Valley. A truck crashed into the hole and crews rescued the occupant. The North MS Herald captured several images of the scene.

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Flooding forced evacuations Wednesday in the Willow Creek subdivision in Saltillo. WTVA anchor Craig Ford captured footage of families leaving their homes. 

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He also captured footage of crews rescuing several dogs from the Willow Creek subdivision.

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The weather may have caused a large crack to appear on County Road 1310 in Lee County (pictured above). As a result of the damage, the county road department shut down the roadway.

Scott Burns shared video of flooding on Hibner Street in Tupelo Wednesday morning.

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WTVA videographer Alvin Ivy shot footage of several places in Chickasaw County.

Wednesday afternoon, Lafayette County fire officials requested some residents evacuate their homes to a potential levee breach.

ArticleSome residents asked to evacuate in Lafayette County

A section of County Road 1390 in Lee County (pictured above) is closed to thru traffic, the county road department announced Wednesday afternoon. The section of roadway is between County Road 1349 to County Road 1353.

In the City of Tupelo, crews closed Butler Road and Purnell Road due to water rising over the roadways. No thru traffic allowed. Must take alternate routes.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 473413

Reported Deaths: 9214
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison32339474
Hinds30703575
DeSoto29814346
Jackson23263336
Rankin21111358
Lee14600217
Madison14043265
Jones13165218
Forrest12953233
Lauderdale11418297
Lowndes10249175
Lamar10048128
Pearl River8737209
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Hancock7324111
Washington6837147
Oktibbeha6820118
Neshoba6404201
Monroe6372158
Warren6326161
Pontotoc610393
Panola6071124
Bolivar6016143
Marshall5972118
Union564086
Pike5491133
Lincoln5232130
Alcorn520888
George457868
Scott451993
Leflore4401140
Prentiss437276
Itawamba436198
Tippah436180
Simpson4268111
Copiah425586
Wayne424863
Tate4234100
Adams4219114
Yazoo415886
Sunflower4088104
Covington407391
Marion4032100
Leake393185
Coahoma388198
Newton364474
Grenada3517101
Stone345657
Tishomingo324888
Attala321185
Jasper310262
Winston300391
Clay288273
Chickasaw282164
Clarke277487
Calhoun259739
Holmes259485
Smith243947
Yalobusha216747
Tallahatchie215649
Walthall205557
Greene204045
Lawrence203831
Perry196453
Amite193751
Webster191941
Noxubee174538
Montgomery169853
Jefferson Davis165541
Carroll159937
Tunica148434
Benton139433
Kemper137439
Claiborne125634
Choctaw124925
Humphreys123337
Franklin115227
Quitman101825
Wilkinson99835
Jefferson86632
Sharkey62120
Issaquena1916
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Cases: 768301

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Jefferson1093481727
Mobile699891179
Madison48418589
Baldwin35707452
Shelby35193291
Tuscaloosa33029512
Montgomery32582664
Lee21908204
Calhoun20140377
Morgan19351318
Etowah18583433
Marshall17272259
Houston16139353
St. Clair14956276
Limestone14129180
Cullman14069235
Elmore14010245
Lauderdale13128272
Talladega12399215
DeKalb11890229
Walker10231312
Autauga9493127
Blount9418149
Jackson9115136
Coffee8646161
Colbert8324169
Dale8284159
Escambia6456106
Tallapoosa6394168
Covington6313157
Chilton6243133
Russell591654
Franklin563597
Chambers5240132
Marion4628115
Dallas4626178
Clarke451471
Pike450091
Geneva4252106
Winston407987
Lawrence4046102
Bibb396177
Barbour338968
Marengo320981
Monroe311547
Butler309783
Pickens298769
Randolph294055
Henry293856
Hale286081
Cherokee279850
Fayette272271
Washington243545
Crenshaw232265
Clay221561
Macon214454
Cleburne209748
Lamar187839
Conecuh177139
Lowndes169056
Coosa163631
Wilcox154335
Bullock147142
Perry134235
Sumter123335
Greene119241
Choctaw72325
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Occasional areas of rain and some scattered thunderstorms will be in store for most of the weekend. However, good news by later sections of next week, as cooler and drier air will work its way into our weather forecast.
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