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: 319948

Reported Deaths: 7371
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto22285267
Hinds20719421
Harrison18431317
Rankin13901282
Jackson13718248
Madison10263224
Lee10059176
Jones8467167
Forrest7832153
Lauderdale7261242
Lowndes6517150
Lamar635188
Lafayette6313121
Washington5425137
Bolivar4841133
Panola4670110
Oktibbeha466198
Pearl River4605147
Marshall4574105
Warren4440121
Pontotoc425873
Monroe4157135
Union415777
Neshoba4063179
Lincoln4008112
Hancock386987
Leflore3515125
Tate342486
Sunflower339491
Pike3371111
Alcorn327272
Scott320374
Yazoo314171
Adams308086
Itawamba305178
Copiah299966
Coahoma298784
Simpson298589
Tippah291968
Prentiss284161
Leake272074
Marion271280
Covington267283
Wayne264642
Grenada264087
George252251
Newton248663
Tishomingo231868
Winston230181
Jasper222148
Attala215073
Chickasaw210559
Holmes190474
Stone188433
Clay187954
Tallahatchie180041
Clarke178980
Calhoun174132
Yalobusha167840
Smith164134
Walthall135347
Greene131834
Lawrence131124
Montgomery128643
Noxubee128034
Perry127238
Amite126242
Carroll122330
Webster115032
Jefferson Davis108234
Tunica108127
Claiborne103130
Benton102325
Humphreys97533
Kemper96629
Franklin85023
Quitman82216
Choctaw79118
Wilkinson69632
Jefferson66228
Sharkey50917
Issaquena1696
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 548657

Reported Deaths: 11306
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson810031566
Mobile42105831
Madison35690525
Tuscaloosa26173458
Shelby25607254
Montgomery25081614
Baldwin21868314
Lee16278176
Calhoun14719327
Morgan14629285
Etowah14175364
Marshall12453230
Houston10781287
Elmore10293214
Limestone10179157
St. Clair10162251
Cullman9952201
Lauderdale9603250
DeKalb8972190
Talladega8460184
Walker7338280
Autauga7241113
Blount6945139
Jackson6932113
Colbert6413140
Coffee5635127
Dale4928116
Russell454841
Chilton4476116
Franklin431382
Covington4275122
Tallapoosa4138155
Escambia401680
Chambers3728124
Dallas3607158
Clarke353061
Marion3240107
Pike314378
Lawrence3133100
Winston283472
Bibb268564
Geneva257981
Marengo250565
Pickens236962
Barbour234559
Hale227278
Butler224271
Fayette218862
Henry194543
Randolph187544
Cherokee187345
Monroe180041
Washington170539
Macon163051
Clay160059
Crenshaw155957
Cleburne153444
Lamar146837
Lowndes142254
Wilcox126930
Bullock124342
Conecuh113630
Coosa111729
Perry108626
Sumter105732
Greene93634
Choctaw62125
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Tropical Depression Claudette has now moved into Alabama and Georgia, leaving with some cloud cover but dry conditions. Most of us will stay dry through this Father's Day but some spotty showers will likely through the late afternoon.
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