Tuesday and early Wednesday brought heavy rains to the Stuttgart area, causing street and property flooding.
Many roads in and around Stuttgart were closed Tuesday afternoon following a couple of hours of heavy rain. Streets that were impacted within the city included 10th Street, Main Street, Buerkle Street, Lennox Road, and Park Avenue. The Stuttgart Police Department issued a statement Tuesday asking residents to stay home if at all possible.
Fire Chief Jimmy Cason said the department rescued one resident when her home flooded and she couldn’t get out on her own. “We were able to get a kayak to get the resident to safety,” Cason said.
When the rain subsided on Tuesday, the water slowly receded but heavy rain and strong thunderstorms overnight caused the streets to flood again Wednesday morning.