A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
State authorities report a medical helicopter crash in western Tennessee has killed three crew members.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt in Nashville says it was a medical flight that crashed into a field shortly after 6 a.m. CDT during a rainstorm Thursday morning near Brownsville.
Heidt said the Hospital Wing helicopter had flown a patient from Parsons to a Jackson hospital and was returning to its base in Brownsville when it went down. All those aboard were crew members.
The crash scene is near U.S. 70 and about 55 miles northeast of Memphis.
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