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Flash Flood Warning for Lafayette, Yalobusha County

By Talbert Toole
Lifestyles Editor

Lafayette and Yalobusha County are both currently under a flash flood warning through this evening, according to the National Weather Service’s Memphis branch.

The NWS has noted there will be a possibility of more than 2 inches of rain across the watch area.

Street flooding will be a hazard for motorists. Low-lying and poor drainage areas will be at risk for flash flooding, as well as small streams, according to the NWS.

There is also a possibility for large hail and tornadoes in the area.

The Water Valley School District announced early dismissal for noon and Coffeeville School District will dismiss at 2 p.m.

Lafayette Schools will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. due to the weather.

Oxford School District released a statement at 12:30 this afternoon saying the district will observe regular hours for the remainder of the day and afterschool programs will continue as scheduled.

For more information on the forecast, visit the National Weather Service website.

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