Dog rescued from flooded Clarksdale home

Flood hits Clarksdale
Boat coming to help Clarksdale citizens. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Boat coming to help Clarksdale citizens. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

CLARKSDALE, MS (WMC) - Heavy rain doused the Mid-South starting March 9. One of the hardest hit places was Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Clarksdale citizens living on Lee Road had to either wade through knee-deep water or boat to and from their homes.

"We went for a brief getaway and came back to a flood," Tamika Hawkins said. "There's water everywhere. It's just like that inside."

Hawkins, as soon as she arrived home and saw her property flooded, said she ran through the water and saved her dog, Teddy, who was trapped inside.

"I did. I just went and rescued my dog and got a little overwhelmed," Hawkins said. She said it was overwhelming to see Teddy standing in the water, wagging his tail.

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Yards on Lee Road now look more like lakes. Driveways look more like bathtubs for cars and trucks.

John Shook does not live in the area, but he came out early Friday morning with his boat to make sure everyone was OK.

"Just helping people who couldn't get out of the house--getting them in the boat," Shook said. "We have been getting furniture off the ground; what we couldn't get out of the house we are putting on blocks."

"Its just material things," Hawkins said. "It can all be replaced."

Most roads near Lee Road are closed. Anyone driving into Clarksdale should be aware that some roads may be flooded.

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