Floodwaters Surround Homes Near Picayune, Mississippi, After Storms Barrel Through

Thunderstorms swept east across Louisiana and southern Mississippi overnight into Thursday, April 15, bringing torrential rain and hail, and causing flash flooding in several areas.

This footage from Steven Bitter, a resident of Nicholson, Mississippi, located just south of Picayune, shows homes on Caroline Street surrounded by floodwater. “Welcome to Lake Nicholson, Mississippi,” Bitter joked on Twitter.

The National Weather Service had warned on Wednesday that flooding caused by rising water levels in creeks and rivers would threaten homes and leave roads submerged in parts of Pearl River County, including Picayune. Credit: Steven Bitter via Storyful