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Leake County residents share their concerns about flooding

February 12, 2020



Meridian, Miss. -  (WGBC) Six to eight inches of rainfall has left homes just like this one surrounded by water in Leake County.

  “They closed the road because the water was coming across the road. My neighbors right across the road from me had water all in their yard right under me,” said Renae Wilcher, storm victim.


Emergency Management tells Twin States News, flooding has left many roads closed including Highway 4-27. Drivers must reroute their commute.


 “It’s made it unhandy for people going to take their kids to school or trying to get to work. If they’re living over that way trying to get to Carthage, it makes it very unhandy but that’s what happens when it floods,” said Renae Wilcher, storm victim.


Pearl River and Yockanookany River are on the rise and with two inches of rain expected it could make things worse.


“It’s just what happens around here with all the River and all that: We have a lot of rain it comes up and floors into the pastures,” said Renae Wilcher, storm victim.


Family members effected by the flood have evacuated homes. First responders are warning drivers to not drive past any closed runs.


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