Parts of North Mississippi see flooding amid heavy rainfall

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — As heavy rain continues to fall across the Mid-South, some areas in North Mississippi are seeing flooding.

In Oxford, the city has received 8.05 inches of rain over the last 36 hours.

Wednesday afternoon, the Lafayette County Fire Department advised some residents north of town to evacuate as a precautionary measure due to the potential of a levee breach.

Wednesday morning, the city received over 2.5 inches of rain in three hours, according to the City.

Several streets including Anderson, CR 401, Harlan, Hathorn, Maplewood Cove, Park and S. 18th are partially or totally flooded.

Hathorn near Jackson Avenue is currently closed due to flooding.

Oxford-University Transit said to expect delays, as some buses will be detoured due to flooded streets.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for parts of North Mississippi.

Southaven, Olive Branch, Horn Lake, New Albany, Oxford and Tupelo are included in the warning.

Tate County is also under a Flash Flood Warning, according to the NWS.

Residents should avoid attempting to cross roadways that are flooded.

Children should not play in floodwaters.

REMEMBER: Turn around, don’t drown!

Rain showers should decrease this afternoon.