Skip to comments.Civil Emergency Message (Shelby County, Tn)
Posted on 04/30/2011 4:39:10 PM PDT by TnGOP
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED...CORRECTED CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE MEMPHIS SHELBY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN 332 PM CDT SAT APR 30 2011
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE MEMPHIS SHELBY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
ALL SHELBY RESIDENTS SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTION NOW...ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE WITHIN THE 100 YEAR FLOOD PLAIN OF RIVERS AND STREAMS...TO BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE HOMES AND BUSINESSES IF FLOODING OCCURS.
NEAR RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AS IT BORDERS SHELBY COUNTY.
A MESSAGE FROM THE SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR MARK H. LUTTRELL...THIS IS THE TIME TO GATHER ALL IMPORTANT ITEMS AND BE READY TO LEAVE YOUR PROPERTY. THERE IS A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY PORTIONS OF SHELBY COUNTY COULD BE AFFECTED BY THE RISING WATERS.
A C WHARTON...THE MAYOR OF MEMPHIS ADDED...WE WANT TO REASSURE OUR CITIZENS THAT DISASTER TEAMS ARE IN PLACE AND WILL BE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE.
SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN ARE PREDICTED DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. RIVERS AND CREEKS ARE QUICKLY RISING IN THE WESTERN AREA OF SHELBY COUNTY AND WILL LIKELY BACK UP INTO NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR CREEKS AND STREAMS. FLOOD WATERS MAY ALSO RISE INTO NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGH STORM DRAINS. CONDITIONS MAY WORSEN EACH DAY WITH THE CONTINUAL RISE OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
GO IMMEDIATELY TO HIGHER GROUND IF WATER STARTS TO RISE. AVOID FLOOD WATERS.
Sorry about the all caps post, but that is how the NWS rolls.
(We are on a hill one county North of this mess. I work in Memphis, but am on vacation this week. It shouldn't affect us at all. )
I remember the floods when the river was up over Riverside drive, and as far as one could see over into Arkansas.
The river was closed to traffic.
I guess it was in the early 60s.
Memphis, however, is on a high bluff, so it should not have any problem. It is often referred to as “The Bluff City”
Reminds me of a saying from years ago.
“Memphis, the city built on a bluff, and run on the same principle” haha
I’m surprised the casinos closed before the water starts coming in the back door..............
Man these “100 year floods” are happening about ever two or three years now...
I thought it was interesting that the warning mentioned the 100 year flood plain - as if Memphis residents have a clue where those areas are. I have been in the area for over 20 years, and have no idea. I guess the people in the flood plain areas will know it as soon as the water gets to the top of the front porch.
The bluffs are cut through by streams and rivers. They really offer little benefit here now.
The historical record shows only 2 higher crests:
(1) 48.70 ft on 02/10/1937
(2) 45.80 ft on 04/23/1927
Correction: The river is now expected to reach 45.5 ft by tomorrow! The NWS has added that to the warnings for other counties, but not their main chart. With the crest still a couple of weeks away, we may indeed see a “100 year flood”.
Having just survived an F5 tornado, the one that went through Tuscaloosa and Birmingham and came up our way and missed us by one to two miles, a little water does not bother me. You can at least get in your car and drive away with plenty of warning. Wednesday night, we had no idea where that thing was going and it came closer to us that first thought. It was our second one of the day. Today, we can only feel for the hundreds of individuals who lost everything and the massive loss of life here in Alabama. The worse day loss of life in this state since the War of Northern Aggression.
Any Millington FReepers? Don’t want a repeat of last May 1.
TN has been hit hard this past year
Nashville flood in the middle
The Eastern counties hit by tornadoes this week
and now you poor folk in the SW
Please stay dry and safe...
There were tornadoes all around my Mom's house in Corinth, but she didn't have damage other than a few limbs down.
Across the South, volunteers have been pitching in as the death toll from Wednesday's storms keeps rising. At least 343 people were killed across seven states, including at least 254 in Alabama, as the storm system spawned tornadoes through several states. There were 34 deaths in Mississippi, 34 in Tennessee, 15 in Georgia, five in Virginia, and one in Kentucky.
It was the largest death toll since March 18, 1925, when 747 people were killed in storms that raged through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. That was long before the days when Doppler radar could warn communities of severe weather. Forecasters have said residents were told these tornadoes were coming. But they were just too wide and powerful and in populated areas to avoid the horrifying body count.
We do have at least 1 from Millington. I can’t remember her Freeper name at the moment. I’m in Brighton, 11 miles north.
Alabama is my home. I spent a good number of years away in the military, however, this is the closest I have ever come to one and I don’t want to be this close again.
And the Ryan budget proposes to cut 40% from FEMA and NOAA weather programs.
Bad timing, bad luck on Ryan’s part.
As a State’s Rights Conservative, I have to admit that no single state could deal with this alone, and we do need the collective power of all us 50 to help out.
I would think anyone with home insurance (or a mortgage) should know it if they live in a 100-year flood plain.