Between 4-6 inches soaked the region, but it came so hard and so fast that more than a foot and a half of water accumulated in some areas, said Scott McNeil, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
Roads flooded in Tupelo, Verona, Palmetto, Amory, Hatley, Smithville and Bruce. Some houses also took in water, especially in the Tupelo and Amory areas, McNeil said.
In Verona, two cars became trapped while attempting to drive on Raymond Aveneu, where had water reached the vehicles’ doors. It has since receded, said Nathan Williams, Verona Public Works supervisor.
Although scattered showers are forecasted throughout the day, McNeil said the region shouldn’t see anymore downpours.
This is the second time this month that heavy rain caused flooding in Northeast Mississippi. The first time was May 1-2.