Weather event dumping rain on Lee County

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Don’t have any ground reports yet with the National Weather Service in Memphis, according to meteorologist Zach Maye.

Radar is estimating about five inches have already fallen in this rain event in the Lee County area. Just in the past hour there has been about three to four inches.

The storm is slowing currently and shower activity could stop in about half an hour. It’s moving off to the northeast slowly.

Locally, a house was struck by lightening off of Butler Road in west Tupelo about 2:30 p.m. The strike hit two shingles and people helped the homeowner get the spot covered and get any smoke out.

There was a report of a woman submerged in rain in her car on Cliff Gookin Boulevard near Goodwin Chiropractic.

Also, there is a report of a couple families trapped in apartments on Erin Street off South Green Street. The fire department and police department helped get them out of the house, and the water receded and there were no injuries or property damage.

  • Guest

    I would really like to know where our public works department was. My wife tried repeatedly to call them when our street flooded and got transferred around the world. She was told that they take Fridays off!!!!