Miss. authorities making water rescues after overnight storms

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mississippi authorities have used boats to rescue a man clinging to a tree and another man and his 4-year-old child from the roof of a submerged pickup truck as heavy rains caused flooding in Mississippi and Louisiana.

New Orleans residents awoke to flooded streets Sunday and the Mississippi Highway Patrol closed part of a highway due to heavy rains that also may have contributed to a freight train derailment on Saturday.