Video: Rain And Winds To Blame For Damage
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Heavy rains and strong winds plagued Lowndes County over the past weekend.
But what does this mean for trees and roads?
In Lowndes County, Road Manager Ronnie Burns blames the downpour and string winds for uprooting a number of trees.
“We’ve had a good many trees come down. Because the ground is so saturated and leaves all on the trees. So the least bit of wind makes them uproot and come down,” said Burns.
The Lowndes County Road Department has been busy cleaning up trees and repairing roads.
A culvert washed away Monday due to the heavy rainfall.
“The water exceeded the culverts over the road, so it just kind of washed everything out,” said Burns.
WCBI’s Meteorologist Ashley Ruiz has been monitoring the active weather we’ve seen recently.
She says you should be careful if you have to be out during heavy rainfall.
“If you see any flooded areas, it could be much deeper than it looks. So we always tell people to avoid it at all costs and we always say ‘ turn around, don’t drown,'” said Ruiz.
Lowndes County has seen around 2 to 5 inches of rainfall over the last seven days.