Flooding forces closings, evacuation in north Mississippi

Like much of the week, heavy rainfall caused chaos and issues in north Mississippi.

Posted: Feb 26, 2019 10:23 AM

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Like earlier this week, heavy rainfall is causing chaos and issues in north Mississippi.

Exclusive photo: Flood rescue in Bruce on 02/22/19

Lee County

The following locations are closed in the city of Tupelo until further notice, as of Friday, Feb. 22, at 4:03 p.m. All residents in each area can reach their homes. They will have to take alternate routes to get around the flooded areas.

Butler Road - From Lake Circle Drive to Fox Farm Road

Purnell Road - Closed at Butler Road to all traffic 

Adams Street - Reese Street to Berry Street closed to all traffic.

Big Oaks Boulevard - All residents will have to use the back entrance at Laurel Oak Drive due to flooding at the main entrance.

Barnes Crossing Road - From Tom Watson Drive to Big Oaks Boulevard is closed to all traffic

VIDEO: WTVA's drone captured amazing video of flooding in the Willow Creek subdivision in Saltillo. 

Lee County Road Manager Tim Allred reported the following at 12:39 p.m. on Friday

- Main Street in Guntown is washed out

- Willow Creek subdivision is flooded

- 20-mile bottom (northeast part of Lee County) has run over the banks on the Baldwyn & Itawamba county side

Several Lee County roads are closed due to flooding (via Lee County Sheriff's Department and District 3 Supervisor Tony Roper) - 24321554 ,590599373301189752152728, Neshoba Trail, 520901

Jaqueline Acosta shared video of flooding near Scrugg's in Tupelo.

VIDEO: Watch Jaqueline's video here

Pontotoc County

At 2:20 p.m. on Friday, Pontotoc County's District 1 supervisor said drivers need to use caution on Belden-Endville Road. The road may be shut down later Friday due to flooding.

Calhoun County

The Our Daily Bread Food Pantry in Bruce has canceled its distribution for Saturday, Feb. 23, due to the weather. The operation will resume at normal hours in March.

County Road 245 was closed Friday morning.

People who live south of Jimmy Beckley Road in the city of Bruce were urged to evacuate from their homes because of the flooding. 

Several amazing rescues were made in Calhoun County.

VIDEO: Baby rescued from water in Bruce 

VIDEO: Crews in Calhoun County use fishing boats to help rescue 

VIDEO: Rescue boat returns with 5 in Calhoun County 

John Macon Gillespie shared video of Skuna River flooding near Vardaman

VIDEO: See John's video here

Prentiss County

Karen Wells shared video of rushing water on County Road 1341 near Booneville.

VIDEO: Watch Karen's video here 

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 270476

Reported Deaths: 5945
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto18020198
Hinds17192342
Harrison14654214
Rankin11404225
Jackson11146194
Lee9160149
Madison8736173
Jones6934120
Forrest6324126
Lauderdale6212198
Lowndes5623124
Lafayette5295102
Lamar515565
Washington4984125
Bolivar4187111
Oktibbeha413686
Panola390784
Pontotoc383461
Warren3766103
Monroe3746112
Marshall362273
Union361966
Pearl River3578107
Neshoba3528160
Leflore3148110
Lincoln311489
Hancock304263
Sunflower296079
Tate282964
Alcorn276257
Pike275985
Itawamba272665
Scott268055
Yazoo259956
Prentiss257255
Copiah254649
Coahoma253656
Tippah252652
Simpson246072
Leake239367
Marion230774
Covington226173
Grenada225874
Wayne219337
Adams218172
George211041
Winston208971
Newton202748
Attala198265
Tishomingo197861
Chickasaw191546
Jasper185839
Holmes173268
Clay169538
Tallahatchie158835
Stone154727
Clarke151062
Calhoun143122
Smith134226
Yalobusha125435
Walthall116638
Greene115930
Noxubee114726
Montgomery113136
Lawrence109317
Carroll107722
Perry106431
Amite103829
Webster99024
Claiborne90426
Jefferson Davis90231
Tunica89722
Benton87423
Humphreys86225
Kemper81820
Quitman71611
Franklin71517
Choctaw64914
Wilkinson60325
Jefferson57521
Sharkey45917
Issaquena1616
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 449086

Reported Deaths: 7172
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson656061094
Mobile32260595
Madison28795237
Tuscaloosa21859277
Montgomery20388348
Shelby19707139
Baldwin17629217
Lee13482112
Morgan12795154
Etowah12265213
Calhoun11730228
Marshall10543133
Houston9221182
Limestone849485
Cullman8412143
Elmore8379123
Lauderdale8049121
DeKalb7985122
St. Clair7985144
Talladega6637114
Jackson611557
Walker6078185
Colbert5650104
Blount556895
Autauga549967
Coffee473471
Dale418692
Franklin380153
Russell364216
Chilton351379
Covington347986
Escambia343446
Tallapoosa3228111
Dallas3164105
Chambers313775
Clarke311139
Pike269435
Lawrence259759
Marion256667
Winston236443
Bibb226151
Geneva217151
Marengo213332
Pickens203031
Barbour189840
Hale189748
Fayette183534
Butler176660
Cherokee167333
Henry162229
Monroe154221
Randolph149536
Washington144727
Clay131650
Crenshaw127048
Macon124638
Cleburne124128
Lamar122024
Lowndes118637
Wilcox110022
Bullock107429
Perry100819
Conecuh99123
Sumter91228
Greene78624
Coosa66119
Choctaw52424
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