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Jones County residents prepare for another round of flooding

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Heavy rain & isolated storms struck the Pine Belt overnight. The National Weather Service in Jackson anticipates an increase in coverage and intensity Monday evening. So far Jones County has received 1” of rain and with the possibility of getting an additional 3 – 5” inches of rainfall, they could see more flooding.

“Most of our electrical wire got pulled loose because of the current,” said resident Tena Patrick. “We lost a generator and everything in our car port.”

With the possibility of some rivers and creeks rising again, Tena Patrick is preparing ahead of time.

“We're getting everything up on the house this time or sealing anything we can,” said Patrick. “We have to lift couches, everything and it's just a lot of work but you know what else can we do.”

Just like Tena Patrick, Rogelio Segura and his wife had to leave their home last week due to the flooding.

Segura said he is prepared to evacuate again if he needs to. For now, residents hope it’s not a repeat of last week.

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