Watch as more than a foot of rain floods roads, homes in central Mississippi
On Wednesday, a flash flood emergency was issued for Jackson and other areas in central Mississippi
Parts of central Mississippi experienced life-threatening flash floods on Wednesday when more than a foot of rain fell on the Magnolia State.
About 9.31 inches of rain from Aug. 23-24 were measured in the capital city of Jackson. The measurement now ranks as Jackson's second-highest recorded rainfall amount in a two-day period, with the highest rainfall amount recorded at 10.83 inches from Sept. 4-5 in 2011.
East of Jackson, rainfall amounts of nearly 13 and 15 inches of rain have been recorded.
And that wasn't the only severe weather people were seeing.
Several people in Hattiesburg watched as a tornado formed right across the street.
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In the following video, a delivery truck drives through flooded streets in the Jackson suburb Brandon, with floodwaters rising halfway up the truck's tires.
The downpour has inundated many homes and businesses throughout central Mississippi.
One of which was the Peach Tree Village a nursing home in Brandon, where flooding led to the evacuation of 40 residents. In the video below, residents and emergency responders are holding onto ropes as they walk away from the living facility.
North of Jackson, the town of Canton was inundated by floodwaters.
The video below is an aerial shot of stranded residents standing on top of their vehicles. So much water surrounds the vehicles that no pavement can be seen.
Traffic was brought to a standstill as floodwaters engulf roads and highways.
Interstate I-20, which cuts west-east through Jackson, was closed near the town of Morton due to flooding.
The flash floods have turned many streets into rivers.
The following video was shot from inside a vehicle, showing a panoramic view of the floodwater levels creeping up a stop sign and throughout a neighborhood.
Floodwaters have also washed away roadways.
In the video below, images taken by Mississippi Highway Patrol Meridian show Highway 489 washed away near Marrow Road in Newton County.