Flooding prompts state of emergency in Mississippi

The South is facing its worst flooding in 37 years, already affecting Tennessee and the Pearl River.
1:26 | 02/17/20

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Next to the state of emergency in Mississippi. Parts of the state facing the worst flooding in 37 years. One of several waterlogged states in the south. A landslide in Savannah, Tennessee, and part of Jackson, Mississippi, under water. The pearl river at major flood stages and still rising. Here's rob Marciano. Reporter: Tonight, relentless rain causing more river flooding and major damage across the dramatic video capturing this Tennessee home collapsing after a massive landslide. Watch again. You can see sparks flying as the house plunges down a steep bank, into the Tennessee river Saturday night. A second home also destroyed. Fortunately, no one was hurt. In neighboring Mississippi, residents bracing for catastrophic flooding as the pearl river continues to rise after weeks of rain. The governor declaring a state of emergency. We do not anticipate the situation to end anytime soon. If you have not evacuated yet, we urge you to do so. Reporter: Hundreds of homes in Jackson already under water. Some residents using boats to get around, gathering whatever they could carry before the river crests Monday. Looking at this, I think it's gonna be pretty bad. We're just trying to salvage and save whatever we can. Reporter: First responders rescuing at least four people over the weekend, as the river now swells to its highest level in 37 years.

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