Mississippi/Arkansas Flash Flooding

Steady rain has resulted in residential home flooding in Mississippi and Arkansas.

A slow-moving storm system that stalled over Mississippi and Arkansas earlier this week has led to flash flooding in both states.

Localized rain accumulations exceeding 12 inches on Tuesday have reportedly flooded about 150 homes, with the majority located in Bolivar County, Miss. The activity prompted voluntary evacuations and the opening of two shelters.

In addition to structural impacts, more than 60 roadways were flooded at some point during the day, resulting in widespread closures.

According to the latest forecast, the system is expected to shift northeastward and provide relief to portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Arkansas that have been inundated by steady rain over the last several weeks.

Approximate areas reportedly experiencing residential flooding:

  • Dumas (Desha County, 71639)
  • Mitchellville (Desha County, 71639)
  • Mound Bayou (Bolivar County, 38762)
  • Rosedale (Bolivar County, 38769)
  • Shelby (Bolivar County, 38774)
  • Tutwiler (Tallahatchie County, 38963)
Media Coverage

CNN: The Mid-South is already flooded. Now, the highest risk for excessive rainfall is predicted — again
The Weather Channel : Heavy Rainfall Floods Communities in Mississippi, Arkansas


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