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Photo by Lt. Steve Gurley/Marshall County Sheriff’s Department
Heavy rainfall caused this damage to Hubbard Road at Lake Center.

Rain, rain and more rain

• Flooding moderate after storms

One culvert washed out and creeks came over their banks from the north to the south end of the county during heavy rainfall last week, according to county administrator Larry Hall.

A washout of a culvert on Hubbard Road at Lake Center was temporarily repaired by county road crews with a concrete slab bridge, Hall said. The culvert will be replaced after soil dries up. Workers hauled Crush N Run to cover the approaches to the temporary bridge, he said.

Flooding of low areas on Oakwood Drive in District 3 and Dogwood Road left some mobile homes surrounded by water, and may have caused some residents to be nervous, according to Hugh Hollowell, emergency management coordinator for the county.

But water, after several days of steady rainfall, began to recede Sunday and some drying took place with the wind and sunshine, he said.

“There was no actual water in houses reported,” Hollowell said. “The last report is that water is receding at the Coldwater backwaters.”

Hall said the Tippah River got out of its banks, as well.

Thankfully, water rose slowly and no strong winds blew trees over due to saturated soil, Hollowell said.

“Things are looking better than I expected,” he said.

Fire departments were on standby in case anyone had to be evacuated, Hollowell said.

No accumulated rainfall figures in Marshall County were available, but there was a lot worse flooding in several North Mississippi counties, he said.

A tornado struck Columbus with one death reported. A tornado was also reported, with damage, at Burnsville.

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