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Mississippi weather: The train has derailed and the roads are washed out by heavy rain. region

Residents assisted by firefighters, volunteers and state troops passed the flooded vehicles as they drove away. on school buses from Peach Tree Village Nursing Home in Brandon, about 12 miles drive East of Downtown Jackson.

The catalyst was slow moving weather system that flooded the south with record precipitationcausing flash floods that drove residents to a dead end, washed out roads, derailed a train, crawled into homes and forced numerous rescues.
Precipitation prompted the National Weather Service issue a “flash flood emergency” Wednesday for almost 300,000 people in Jackson and nearby communities.

The mayor of Jackson Chokwe Antar Lumumba called. for voluntary evacuation in areas that are on risk of flooding after heavy rains on Wednesday. On Thursday morning, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District increased water discharges from Barnett Reservoir. move The district warned that it would supply water on Jackson streets.

Lumumba asked potentially affected communities to prepare in advance.

“We are calling for voluntary evacuation place over well of at that time in areas that are expected to be affected,” the mayor said.

Rain laying up quickly led to flash flooding in southern Mississippi and Alabama, according to CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller.

“One day current round of storms are narrowing off Today, the threat has really diminished,” Miller said. added. While some rain and noon thunderstorms remain in forecast for in next a few days, i.e. coverage and intensity compared to past a few days much lower.

Almost 3 feet of water from a nearby stream gushed into senior life home, forcing the fight to keep its inhabitants higher land, according to Brandon Mayor Butch Lee.

A relative goes to care in the peach tree village. home to pick up family    property after flooding on Wednesday.
“We can replace the material, but people are out and this good ” John Bilbrough, administrator of the peach tree village, told WAPT, a CNN affiliate. out of retirement home with prams and walkers.

Rankin County Constable Gary Wyndham “saw the water rise in this is area earlier but not like it,” he told WAPT.

About 17 miles more than 100 children and 15 employees had to be rescued from the kindergarten of the Railway Center. in Florence from behind fast-rising water, according to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office.

children, some of whom were taken by local police and kindergarten staff, were evacuated to the school bus and rescuers during the flood. vehicles who maneuvered through flood.

Wednesday heavy rain combined with en already soaked soil, which led to flooding in Mississippi. And it happened as Dallas was recovering from previous flooding and heavy rains that washed away vehicles and as a result in dozens of rescue work on high water.

Jackson got more than 8.5 inches from Tuesday to Wednesday, and in some areas of Mississippi got more.

Jackson saw 5.05 inches on Only Wednesday, which makes this day the rainiest in August on record for in city. And Jackson has set a record for the rainiest august on record with there are still seven days left in month — 11.57 inches, breaking the previous mark of 11.51 inches set in 2008.

Although on Thursday, rainfall is not expected to be as heavy or massive as on Thursday. last pair of days, more more than 5.5 million people were still under flood looks Thursday morning from east Texas to Alabama, including Jackson and southern Mississippi. half, weather service said.

A little locations in what area could see 2-4 inches, and with Earth already saturated, more flood possible.

Roads warp, trains derail in heavy rains

Highway 489 in Newton County closed until further notice after the site was washed away. in flood.Highway 489 in Newton County closed until further notice after the site was washed away. in flood.

flood caused widespread street closures and damaged roads throughout region.

In Newton County, Highway 489 bent creating gaping hole in which truck seems to have fallen.

“The highway is completely washed out due to flood water,” Mississippi Highway Patrol reports. Wednesday afternoon.

weather service was warning residents not up to drive on flooded the roadway, saying that even a foot of water could wash away small vehicle.

 body of    Missing hiker found in Zion National Park after flash floods body of    Missing hiker found in Zion National Park after flash floods
“If you can’t see the road, you have no idea if it still exists underwater. Water can bring down the roadway, leaving nothing under the water.” weather service warned.

When heavy rains hit the region the land gave way for some tracks in According to the mayor, Brandon and two pressurized cars filled with carbon dioxide broke away from the train and rolled into a 20-foot ditch.

Brandon officials said the crash did not pose a risk to nearby areas.

Two cars of a carbon dioxide train broke loose and crashed into an embankment near Brandon, Mississippi.Two cars of a carbon dioxide train broke loose and crashed into an embankment near Brandon, Mississippi.

There also there were several reports of water rushes into homes and enterprises.

“The only thing I have is what I have on currently. Rest of all my things are in disarray up”, Carthaginian SL Wilder told WLBT.

“I have not seen anything like this and I was here for 21 years old,” Abraham Evans, another resident of Carthage, told the TV channel.

Correction: earlier version of this is story typo first name of John Bilbro, Peach Tree Village Administrator, and name of nursing home.

Caitlin Kaiser of CNN, Amanda Musa, Dave Hennen and Jamiel Lynch contributed to this report.

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