Flooding expected in Sunflower County this week

Significant flooding is expected in Sunflower County this week. 

The following is a message from Sunflower County Rescue from Sunday morning.

Good morning, Facebook Friends!  We want you to be aware that we have a significant threat for flash flooding, starting on Monday night and lasting through Wednesday.  This post will be a little longer than our usual ones, so be sure to read it through to the end.

A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect from 6:00am Monday, February 10th, until 6:00pm, Tuesday, February 11th. 

5" to 8" of rain, with locally higher amounts, is possible. 

Since our ground is already wet, expect to see widespread flash flooding.  This can result in streets and roads being closed and possibly washed out.  Road conditions may affect your daily commute.  Plan ahead, anticipate detours and budget extra time for your driving. 

DO NOT DRIVE through flooded areas.  You put yourself and your passengers at great risk by doing so, and unnecessarily risk the lives of rescue personnel who may have to come get you.

We expect rain to begin late tonight or early tomorrow morning, and essentially continue through late Wednesday night.  Rain chances will be 50% and greater from late tonight until very early Thursday morning, with most of the period having 80-100% rain chances.

As conditions warrant, we will post updates.  In the meantime, you can visit our friends at US National Weather Service Jackson Mississippi and their main web site at http://weather.gov/jan

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