Southaven Residents Cleaning Up from Storm Damage

Southaven Residents Cleaning Up from Storm Damage

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis called a state of emergency during the worst point of the storm. People across the city reported flooding in their homes.
SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - People spent the day cleaning up and drying out from Tuesday's stormy weather.

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis called a state of emergency during the worst point of the storm. People across the city reported flooding in their homes.

"It's just been disastrous," says Tony Lee. Their family's furniture likely won't be saved. Clothes are ruined, shoes soaked.

They live on Elmore, directly off Goodman Road. Tuesday, the home was unrecognizable during the worst of the rain.

"We're still pushing water out as we speak. I just went a purchased a wet and dry vac from Lowes."

The Lees aren't the only ones who live in Southaven dealing with storm damage.

"Last night we started getting several phone calls, all over the city," says Mayor Greg Davis.

"Memphis reported it's one of their largest intensity rains," he says. "Rain doesn't distinguish between the state line."

"It was waist high to me," Lee says, adding the home also flooded about this time last year.

"We tore out the walls, replaced them, trying to keep the mold from coming in. So we're just doing that and now it's back all over again." She's hoping her family gets help this time.

Davis says the state is looking into it.

"MEMA's already been up to city hall this morning to get necessary data. Hopefully we can get the federal government to declare it an emergency also."
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