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The crest? Memphis flood will be with us for a while

flood panorama It’s been a long time coming.  The Mississippi has slowly risen to displace an unknown number of area residents,  inundate our waterfront, drown our historic cobblestone landing, disrupt Memphis in May, and lay waste to area agriculture.  Now we are told the river  has hit its crest, the highest the Mississippi waters will get at Memphis during this Great Flood of 2011.

Memphis Flood 2011 47.19 Beale St (2)

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This disaster is not half over

Visits have diminished on my flickr and Youtube accounts;  the disaster tourists are tiring of gawking; and it looks like the mentality of getting back to normal is kicking in.  But it will probably take about as long for the water to recede as it has for it to rise.

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Shelby County’s Office of Preparedness for flood information

Bookmark this link  http://www.staysafeshelby.us/

Memphis Flood 2011 - 40.14 Feet (3)

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Kudos to the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, for excellent flood updates including maps of the most likely areas of flooding over the next few days.  Be sure and check for news updates and maps of impacted areas by Zipcode.

Visit and bookmark.  Check YOUR Zipcode.


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Mississippi River flooding – you ain’t seen nothing yet

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Mississippi River at 34 feet - looking south from Mud Island

Last month, I did a post on the Mississippi River hitting flood stage at Memphis but it looks like this spring’s conditions  could bring us the highest water we will see during our lifetimes.   According to the National Weather Service,  we could see the highest water since 1997, by the end of the week as the river stage crosses the 40 foot mark.

river stage projection

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