DeSoto County still feeling impact of Wednesday’s storm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  One day after strong thunderstorms rolled into the Mid-South, it’s easy to see the impact of the flooding damage, especially in DeSoto County.

Cellphone video shows how a how water overtook a culvert and drainage pipe on College road.

DeSoto County Supervisor Harvey Lee said the fast-moving rain caused a mess.

“Well, everybody knows we had a pretty good thunder boomer that came through here. We had that rain and it dumped so much water at one time that the ditch had to go, nothing could hold it back. It washed everything out and washed the culvert out,” Lee said.

Lee said he believes the culvert can be saved, but he’s hoping the rain will hold off for for the near future.

“The problem we’re having in Desoto County, we’re having torrential rain falling at one time and the most I’ve ever seen in my lifetime,” Lee said

The storm was widespread. Homeowner Krystina Thompson took photos that showed the street near her home in Colonial Hills almost waist deep in water.

“It tends to flood our house and everywhere on our street. In fact, the police officials  all  the time have to sit at the end of the street to make sure no one comes down our street,” Thompson said.

Homeowners want the City of Southaven to lend a hand as they try to dry out.

“We’ve notified the city numerous times. They tell us it’s not their issue and that it’s our issue because it’s on our property,” Thompson said.

The storm is also be blamed for the collapse of a wall and a part of a roof at a warehouse in Southaven. Luckily, no one was hurt in a storm that affected so many in so little time.

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