• Residents were rescued from an assisted living facility near Jackson.
  • Roads covered with water.
  • Houses were surrounded in some neighborhoods.

Rescues are underway and the streets are covered in water after up to a foot of rain fell in parts of central Mississippi.

Emergency flash flood warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for several locations, including Jackson, the state capital.

Forty-two residents were rescued from a nursing home in the Jackson area as the water rose. Several streets are covered in water, and in some neighborhoods houses and cars are surrounded.

Part of westbound Interstate 20 in Scott County, east of Jackson, is firm due to water on the roadway, according to the state Department of Transportation.

A evacuation shelter opened in Madison County at the Canton Multipurpose Center, about 28 miles northeast of Jackson, according to the Mississippi State Emergency Management Agency.

Residents of affected areas are urged to avoid flooded pavements.

There are also reports of businesses taking on water in Brandon on the east side of Jackson.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or missing persons.

More rain is possible over the next two days in the south, on the heels of flash flooding that killed at least one person in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Monday.

Areas from southeast Texas to Louisiana, southeast Arkansas, central and southern Mississippi, and southern Alabama have the highest chance of seeing excessive mid-week rainfall. Flood watches have been issued by the National Weather Service for some of these areas.

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