Area Flood Warning issued, includes Lauderdale, Clarke, Newton, Scott, Jasper, and Jones counties locally.

Pontchatoulia THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
JASPER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...
NEWTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...
SMITH COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...
CLARKE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...
COVINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI...
SCOTT COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...
JONES COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI...
LAUDERDALE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...
CENTRAL JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 730 AM CST WEDNESDAY.

* AT 1037 PM CST, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE REPORTED
FLOODED ROADS AND LOW-LYING AREAS DUE TO THE RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL
OF UP TO THREE INCHES. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO BE ESPECIALLY
CAREFUL TONIGHT AND TO AVOID GOING AROUND BARRICADES. DO NOT DRIVE
INTO FLOOD WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.