Heavy rain causing flooding, evacuations in Mississippi

Heavy rain and flash floods drenched Mississippi, prompting rescue operations.

It caused closures and evacuations including dozens of residents at a nursing home in the central part of the state.

Rain has pummeled the central and southern parts of the state for the last three days.

In statements posted to Twitter, the National Weather Service said flash flood warnings were in effect for several areas.

From Jackson, the state capital, to Meridian and southward to Laurel and Prentiss, with numerous reports of flooding Wednesday.

The firefighters and nurses were both involved in the evacuation.

“This is some straight-up local superhero-type stuff.”

“What it boils down to is all the stuff they lost is replaceable. The 42 people they rescued are not.”

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