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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area FORREST
WFO JAN
Begin Date 05/16/2009 16:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SSW
Begin Location HATTIESBURG
Begin Lat/Lon 31.31/-89.32
End Date 05/16/2009 16:40:00 CST-6
End Range 0
End Azimuth ESE
End Location RIVERSIDE
End Lat/Lon 31.35/-89.33
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative During the afternoon and early evening of the 16th. Severe storms crossed portions of Central Mississippi and Northeast Louisiana. There was 1 fatality and two injuries from a lightning strike southwest of Yazoo City. There were reports of hail, wind damage, and flash flooding due to heavy rainfall. These storms were due a cold front that moved over the region. The cold front combined with rich gulf moisture and an unstable airmass.
Event Narrative Several streets were flooded as a quick 2 inches of rain fell across portions of the city.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 2 7.00K 0.00K
MIDDLETON CLARKE CO. MS 05/16/2009 11:40 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOAKFOMA WINSTON CO. MS 05/16/2009 12:48 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARTESIA LOWNDES CO. MS 05/16/2009 12:49 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
TOGO NOXUBEE CO. MS 05/16/2009 13:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORRESTON LOWNDES CO. MS 05/16/2009 13:14 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VALLEY YAZOO CO. MS 05/16/2009 13:45 CST-6 Lightning 1 2 0.00K 0.00K
CARTHAGE LEAKE CO. MS 05/16/2009 14:31 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH CARROLLTON CARROLL CO. MS 05/16/2009 14:52 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAXTERVILLE LAMAR CO. MS 05/16/2009 15:17 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HATTIESBURG FORREST CO. MS 05/16/2009 15:50 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HATTIESBURG FORREST CO. MS 05/16/2009 16:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
TRYUS LAWRENCE CO. MS 05/16/2009 16:03 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PULASKI SCOTT CO. MS 05/16/2009 16:49 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
PULASKI SCOTT CO. MS 05/16/2009 16:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIZE SMITH CO. MS 05/16/2009 18:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 2 7.00K 0.00K