North Mississippi continues to deal with flooding from last week’s heavy rains

OUITMAN COUNTY, Miss. — After all that rain last week, things have finally started to dry out in north Mississippi, but flooding is still causing big problems.

Some homes are still surrounded by water. 

Sam Boyd said he can get to his house off of Fishlake Road in Quitman County, but many of his neighbors cannot.

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”I can remember 60 years. I have never seen it like this. The worst I have seen it, period, because normally when it rains this land here in 2 or 3 days 4 to 5 inches of water is gone,” Boyd said.

Quitman County EMS said they have actually had to go in by boat and rescue two families from this area.   

Boyd said the water has caused problems and scared many folks because of the critters on the move.

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”This time of the year, snakes, beavers, muskrats, everything you can think of that lives in the water is on the prowl,” Boyd said.

Bobby Mann says he got his truck and his lawnmower to higher ground before the flooding started.

”They would have been flooded,” Mann said.