A significant flash flooding is taking place in Grenada, Mississippi after 152 mm (6 inches) of new rain fell overnight Friday, February 22, 2019.
Flood waters off Bow Creek are now 305 cm (10 feet) deep and inundating low-lying structures, extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer reports. The bad weather is expected to continue throughout the weekend.
Here is our latest forecast for Saturday, 23 February 2019: Potential remains for severe thunderstorms, some capable of tornadoes, across portions of the lower Mississippi & Ohio River Valleys.— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) February 22, 2019
Our next forecast will be issued around midnight tonight.https://t.co/QMmU4tBZDt pic.twitter.com/h0HKQdpEoo
Structures inundated by flood waters around Grenada MS via aw enforcement report. These vehicles have been evacuated here. Water continues to rise. Live updates on @accuweather @breakingweather #mswx pic.twitter.com/PP8MS0Jd2u— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) February 22, 2019
NEW: significant flooding below the spillway of Lake Grenada with these campgrounds evacuated of course. Heavy rain continues to dominate. Turn around don’t drown! @breakingweather @accuweather #mswx pic.twitter.com/6ojUyfBwfl— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) February 22, 2019
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Grenada and the neighboring communities of Elliot and Holcomb.
Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to form along a corridor from the lower Mississippi Valley into portions of the Tennessee Valley. Damaging winds and tornadoes are possible, NWS SPC warned 05:33 UTC on February 22 (23:33 CST, February 21).
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