Driver Helped From Vehicle After Dodging Flood Barrier in Mississippi

A woman who drove around a flood barrier and got stuck in water had to be helped from her vehicle in Pearl, Mississippi, on January 14. “This is why you DO NOT drive around barricades,” a post to the city’s Facebook page said.

A flash flood warning was put in place by the National Weather Service for areas surrounding Jackson, including Pearl.

Up to five inches of rain was recorded in areas around metro Jackson by mid-afternoon, local media reported.

“This woman was very fortunate to escape injury,” the city said alongside video of her stranded vehicle. Credit: City of Pearl via Storyful