Approximately 1,000 Mississippi and Tennessee homes have been impacted by catastrophic flooding stemming from torrential rain that has moved across the South over the last three weeks.
According to the latest reports, the Pearl River crested in Jackson, Miss., on Monday at 36.7 feet — just above its major flood level of 36 feet. This is the highest level of flooding recorded for the area in more than 35 years.
Meanwhile, portions of Tennessee continue to be affected by storm fallout that has flooded homes up to their rooftops in Savannah (Hardin County, 38372) and destroyed at least two more after a landslide occurred in Morris Chapel (Hardin County, 38361) late Saturday.
According to the National Weather Service, an additional one to two inches of rain will be possible across the region now through Thursday.
Time: Mississippi and Tennessee Have Been Deluged With Near-Record Levels of Flooding. Here’s What to Know
Related Safeguard.is Updates:
Mississippi Flooding (2/17/20)
Southern Storms (2/13/20)
Approximate locations sustaining home damage:
Morris Chapel (Hardin County, 38361)
Savannah (Hardin County, 38372)