Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories
“There was some pretty extreme flooding here in Mansfield. Water like I’ve not seen in many, many years, if ever,” a local sheriff told the newspaper. "Basically the water rose really fast and we had to rescue some people out homes. I think we had about 20 or so homes that people were flooded in."
Last week, heavy storms in the South killed at least 18 people when an onslaught of some 39 tornadoes was recorded, with flash flood and thunderstorm warnings on Easter.
Mississippi was the hardest-hit state, with at least seven confirmed deaths and over 10 counties reporting severe damage from the storms, CNN reported at the time.
Up to 300 homes and buildings were damaged in Mississippi and Louisiana in those storms, while more than 60,000 residents were left without power across the two states, per USA Today.
CNN also reported that another series of severe storms are expected to return to the South on Thursday. The National Weather Service signaled an "enhanced risk" warning, per the outlet, in effect for states from Mississippi to South Carolina.
If the weather forecast pans out as predicted, the storms could produce hail, heavy winds, flooding and, potentially, more tornadoes.
Source: Read Full Article