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People rescued from cars and homes as torrential rain causes flash flooding in central Mississippi


LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — More than a half-dozen people were rescued as torrential rain deluged central Mississippi and sent water over roads and into homes and businesses. Louisville Mayor Will Hill declared a state of emergency Thursday and in a Facebook post urged people not to drive during the storm, saying the situation was not a typical flash flood. Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh says law enforcement officers rescued at least eight people from vehicles and removed several others from homes as the water rose. Hill said Thursday evening that no deaths or serious injuries had been reported and that floodwaters were subsiding. Flash flooding was also reported in Choctaw, Neshoba and Noxubee counties.

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