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NOAA raises Memphis flood crest prediction to 48 feet

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has revised its flood level projections for the Mississippi, indicating that the Memphis area could see a near- record breaking level of 48 feet by May 10.

This revised chart was published by NOAA at 3:55 CDT today (May 2).

Flood projection

Flood projection from NOAA- Memphis Data Highlighted

River stage is expected at 46.5 feet by Saturday, and 48.0 feet by May 10.  THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF, FOLKS!

I have provided links in the immediately preceding posts, but here is the main link you MUST BOOKMARK and MONITOR FREQUENTLY:

Shelby County’s Emergency Preparedness site http://www.staysafeshelby.us/

Local news media, and Twitter (#memflood)  offer up to the minute coverage of flood conditions.

Be Safe My Friends!

Rodney Baber Park

Ball fields at Rodney Baber Park Inundated with flood waters

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Mid-south highway condition resources

Even though  the winter storm seems to have  passed on through,  It wouldn’t hurt to check these resources for highway conditions if you are planning to travel in the Mid-South

Arkansas Road Conditons   http://www.arkansashighways.com/Road/mapopt.htm Map of road conditions throughout the state.  Road and travel conditions numbers: 1 (501) 569 2374 or 1 (800) 245 1672

Tennessee Road Conditions   http://ww2.tdot.state.tn.us/tsw/smartmap.htm Interactive map with traffic camera locations and road conditions.  Road condition phone numbers: 1 (800) 342 3258; 1 (800) 858 6349

Mississippi Traffic  http://www.mstraffic.com/ interactive, with camera locations, welcome stations, etc.– does not give actual road conditions, but rates traffic flow on a color coded scale (Google style) of slow to fast, and provides click-on hazard reports.