Heavy rains have caused major flooding in Mississippi over the weekend. The flooding in Pearl County, MS, has been most severe in the White Sands and Hillsdale communities. During the flash flooding, a freight train derailed just north of Hillsdale Road, Officials say.
14 train cars derailed on the Norfolk Southern train, but Pearl County Chief Deputy Shane Tucker of the sheriff’s office does not believe there is a hazmat situation. While the train is not directly affecting any roadways, flooding in the area is causing road closures throughout the area.
Most of the southeast is under a slight or moderate risk for severe flooding until Sunday.
By 10 a.m., emergency officials reported multiple high-water rescues have already taken place. Traffic is also seeing delays on the I-59 at Wolf River near mile marker 32. Only one lane of traffic is open at this time due to flooding. There are also multiple feet of water over the road on Highway 26 East at Gator Creek. Boley Creek is also causing the White Sands community on Highway 26 West to flood.