soaked south braces for excess rain; Flash flood emergency continues in Jackson, Mississippi


The Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi, Texas to Fort Myers, Florida will be affected.

A flash flood emergency has been issued in Jackson, Mississippi, as it continues to rain more south.

Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are expected to receive 3 to 5 inches of rain over the next 48 hours, causing flash floods and flooding the river.

The rain will continue to spread, reaching the bay by the weekend. over the next five days, from Corpus Christi, Texas to the Gulf Coast, to fort myersflorida, will probably get 3 to 5 inches as well.

Louisiana and Mississippi were already hit by rain this week, with several locations in Mississippi breaking daily rainfall records on Monday. Over the past 48 hours, rain totals climbed above 7 inches in Louisiana and reached 6 inches in Mississippi.

A man walks during a flood of rain in Jackson, Miss., August 23, 2022.


PHOTO: A woman walks for her car that is flooded during a rainstorm in Jackson, Miss., August 23, 2022.
A woman walks for her car, which was flooded during a rainstorm, in Jackson, Miss., Aug. 23, 2022.


Meanwhile, areas along the California/Arizona/Nevada border, including Las Vegas, are expected to receive torrential rain and possible flash floods on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox declared a state of emergency in the wake of devastating floods in Moab and other southern cities. The flood took the life of a woman who was Hiking in Zion National Park,

Photo: Vehicles navigate high water at the intersection of South Main Street and 100 South on August 20, 2022 in Moab, Utah, in an image released by the City of Moab.  About an inch of rain fell in the area in 20 minutes, causing water-logging at many places.
In an image released by the City of Moab, vehicles navigate high water at the intersection of South Main Street and 100 South in Moab, Utah, on August 20, 2022. The area received about an inch of rain in 20 minutes, causing Mill Creek to overflow and flood to depths of up to 3 feet in several places.

AP. Via Queen Derasari / City of Moab

“We also urge everyone to take the flood warnings very seriously. We mourn the passing of Jetal Agnihotri of Tucson and pray for his loved ones,” the governor said in a statement.

“I am shocked by the size and extent of the floods in Moab, which have caused damage to homes, businesses and local infrastructure,” said Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson. Fortunately, I am hopeful of a full recovery.

ABC News’ Kenton Gaveke and Melissa Griffin contributed to this report.


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