Yalobusha Co. family worries rain threatens home

A family in Yalobusha County fears this week's rain could pose a bigger threat than last week's rain.

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 2:57 AM
Updated: Feb 28, 2018 3:02 AM

YALOBUSHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A family in Yalobusha County worries this week's rain could make a crumbling road in their front yard worsen. 

"I heard a big crash," said Ann Townsend. "It sounded just like a big old building fell or something."

Townsend's home sits right on County Road 114 where the ground is wearing away due to the recent heavy showers. 

A large portion of the road caved in last week, causing Townsend and her family to stay inside and causing drivers, like the mail carrier or garbage man, to drive on her property. 

Townsend said last week's rain raised the creek water as high as her land, bringing trash to her front yard. 

Her district supervisor explained the process to fix the damage but with the expected heavy showers it could worsen before they have the chance to start. 

Townsend is already thinking about what she will have to do if it does, like moving her mobile home farther back on her property.

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