Mississippi Floods; Update #1

JACKSON, Miss. —The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said damage reports are coming in on the flooding in southern Mississippi

Greg Flynn, an agency spokesman, said Wilkinson County Emergency Management reported 71 homes damaged by flooding, primarily in the towns of Crosby and Centreville.

Flynn said there are 67 people in a shelter opened in Natchez on Saturday. The Mississippi Department of Human Services and American Red Cross are managing the shelter.

Officials in Amite, Harrison and Pike counties report several roads damaged by the floodwaters.

Flynn said damage assessments conducted by MEMA and local officials are scheduled to begin Monday.

The National Weather Service said southwest Mississippi received over 14 inches of rain late Thursday and Friday.

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