South braces for rain as Mississippi sees historic flooding

Hundreds of people who live in storm zones were asked to evacuate as thousands of homes have already been damaged by flooding as new storms project more rain.
1:31 | 02/18/20

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Transcript for South braces for rain as Mississippi sees historic flooding
Now to that state of emergency. Parts of Mississippi on alert as they see the worst flooding there in decades. Alex Perez has more from Jackson, Mississippi. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Hey, good morning, robin. Hundreds of residents who live in flood Zones were asked to evacuate and this is why. Take a look behind me here. You might be able to make out that mailbox there. Some of the streets here now look like rivers. Authorities say about a thousand homes across the area were damaged because of this flooding and right now the big focus can on the rain that is expected today and in the days to come, even just a small amount of rain at this point can create a lot of problems. Robin. All right. Thank you so much. Thinking of everybody there in my home state. That storm sweeping across the country bringing snow and rain and then a deep freeze. Sam champion in for ginger with the latest on that. That will cause breaking news. Water rescues were going in around Jackson. It had almost 20 inches of rain since the first of the year and going into neighborhoods and taking people out of their homes. When you get flooding like this you have to take everything out of your home and set it up on the highest space you can above where you think the water is going to rise and as Alex mentioned more rain coming that way. Breaking this morning, there's a new flash flood watch out for three states so we have to worry about it. The heaviest three to four inches, some located in Texas. Look at the area where the flash flood watch is. Two to three inches of rain expected here. Now, that means river water may crest but still have additional flooding from all of this new rain, George. Thank you, Sam.

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