Heavy rain causes flash flooding in central Mississippi

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rain caused flash flooding in central Mississippi Tuesday, trapping some people in homes and offices.

WLBT-TV reported fire department crews used boats to get people out of homes in Canton, about 26 miles (42 kilometers) north of Jackson.

Bubba Bramlett, district attorney for Madison and Rankin counties, told WAPT-TV that floodwaters surrounded his office in Canton.

“All of the staff, they pretty much got stranded there in the office,” Bramlett said. “We were able to get the cars out of there and everybody is safe and all of our people are out. Now, we’re just hoping the office doesn’t flood.”

Bri’Anna Haymon told WAPT that she and her family just moved to a Canton apartment complex Monday. She said her car was almost completely underwater after the rain Tuesday.

Haymon moved to Canton from Goodman after a tornado ripped through the town in March.

“We had our ceiling fall in one of the bedrooms and the kitchen. We lost completely everything,” Haymon said. “Just for us to now move here and for this to happen, it’s like the same thing happening again — losing everything all over again.”


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