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.
Image by joespake via Flickr
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.
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.