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Major US Flooding Prompts Evacuations and Rescues

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Major US Flooding Prompts Evacuations and Rescues

Major US Flooding Prompts Evacuations and Rescues

Major US Flooding Prompts , Evacuations and Rescues.

'Newsweek' reports that several cities in the United States faced a wave of major flooding this week, prompting evacuation orders and rescue operations.

Mississippi, Arizona, Dallas and Las Vegas all reported heavy rainfall and flash flooding incidents.

The news comes just weeks after deadly floods in Kentucky caused widespread destruction.

The news comes just weeks after deadly floods in Kentucky caused widespread destruction.

According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi, three to six inches of rainfall were expected in areas already inundated with water.

Flash flooding ONGOING in Canton this morning - in the same areas that were inundated with water a few weeks ago.

Some areas are approaching 8-12" of rain today, Patrick Ellis, WLBT Mississippi meteorologist, via Twitter.

On August 24, Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey shared photos of rescue efforts following extensive flooding in the area.

I am so proud of the men and women of the Rankin County Sheriff's Office.

During disasters like todays flooding, all sheriffs department employees come together as a team and do whatever has to be done to help the people, Bryan Bailey, Rankin County Sheriff, via Twitter.

All residents of Peach Tree Village have been rescued and evacuated by the sheriffs office and first responders.

, Bryan Bailey, Rankin County Sheriff, via Twitter.

According to 'Newsweek,' similar flooding was reported in Dallas and Las Vegas following heavy downpours.

In Duncan, Arizona, a "mass evacuation" was declared due to widespread flooding risks.


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