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Heavy rain in the Mid-South continues to cause flooding issues; damage to roads

Parts of north Mississippi have already seen major flooding, and you need to be careful if out in the rain.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATED 6/9/2021: Flooding in Lafayette County, Mississippi has caused a road to wash out.  If you are driving in Lafayette County, you should avoid County Road 470.

County Roads 221 and 224 in Lafayette County are also flooded Wednesday morning.  Stay aware and do not drive into standing water.

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Beware of flooding in the Mid-South. Parts of northern Mississippi have flooded or will experience flooding from the heavy rainfall Tuesday. 

Video shows the flooding Local 24 crews found in Oxford, Mississippi, Tuesday.

DeSoto County Emergency Services advises being weather aware. Chris Olson, director of DeSoto County Emergency Services, said know if there's a weather threat for your neighborhood and prepare accordingly.

Tune into your television, radio, or Local 24 News app for the latest hour-by-hour weather updates. If your home starts to flood and it's a life-threatening situation, don't hesitate to call 911 and safely get out if you can.

It's advised if you are driving and see flooding in the roadway, turn around and find another route. It can be difficult to know how deep the flooding is.

Credit: John Lobur
Flooding in Oxford, Mississippi - June 8, 2021