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The Great Memphis Flood of 2011
memphisflood.com ^ | May 7, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 05/07/2011 7:05:20 PM PDT by Palladin

Roads Closed Roads in Memphis / Shelby County Due to Flooding ■Old Mills S. of Watkins ■Chelsea west of McLean ■Evergreen south of Chelsea ■Highway 51 North bound and South bound lanes closed from Fite road to North watlkins ■Chelsea West of Evergreen ■Watkins @ Highway 51 (Alternative ways in and out of Northhaven and Shelby Forests use 51 to Rust Rd, Rust Rd to Woodstock-Cuba, Woodstock-Cuba to Locke, Locke to Walsh, Walsh to Fite, Fite to North Watkins) ■New allen @ Ridgemont – bridge ■Scenic Hwy @ James Rd ■Rivergate @ Riverport ■Beale and Riverside ■Belmont @ Blue Map 22 B1-A ■Nonconnah Rd. from Anderson to Weaver including Roads–Harahan, Kin, Hazelwood and Gileas ■Harahan Rd. west of Anderson ■King Rd. west of Anderson ■Hazelwood Rd. west of Anderson ■4128 Palm Ave ■East Brooks Rd. @ I-55 Eastbound under I-55 ■2nd street from Wolf River to Harvester ■Island Place/ Henning @ Levee ■Chapel:New Raleigh to Cypress ■Herring Hill north @ Tipton County line ■OK Robertson from Fite to Robertson ■Billion Rd ■Fite Rd. at Grays Church ■2575 Fite Road in front of Dupont ■4116 Benjestown Rd ■Herring Hill North of Riverbluff to Tipton County Line ■Herring Hill North downhill from St. Paul to 8852 Herring Hill ■Walsh rd between Fite rd and Locke ■Fite Rd between Old Millington and 51 ■Old Millington @ 51 ■South Circle east of Horton ■Sullivan Road east of Neely Road ■Access to Mud Island – special note concerning access ■1400 McNeil from the levee to the dead end ■Egypt Central @ New Allen ■Hawkins-Mill between Aline & University ■Weaver Rd between Mitchell & Peebles ■Locke Road @ Watkins ■Circle at NorthHaven ■Chelsea at McLean ■1900 Block of Locke


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: flood; helpneeded; memphis; tennessee
This is a very serious situation. Memphis churches are being set up for shelter. They need many items. All help is appreciated.
1 posted on 05/07/2011 7:05:25 PM PDT by Palladin
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To: Palladin

Commercial-Appeal has many photos:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/flood/


2 posted on 05/07/2011 7:06:44 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Palladin

Evacuations have started:

Memphis-area authorities this morning will begin distributing evacuation notices to nearly 1,100 homes, apartments and mobile homes threatened by flooding from the rising Mississippi River.

The notices, delivered by Memphis police, will go out to 959 residences in Memphis and 137 in outlying areas of Shelby County, said Division Chief Joseph Rike of the Memphis Fire Department. Citing security concerns, authorities declined to specify the street and neighborhoods where the evacuations will occur.

~~ Commercial-Appeal


3 posted on 05/07/2011 7:08:57 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Palladin
Help needed: Hope Presbyterian Church will serve as a donation and distribution hub collecting donations to supply the shelters. Donations are accepted daily 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call (901) 654-2150. All donated items must be NEW and in ORIGINAL packaging. At the request of the shelters, please only bring items from the list below: ■CLEAN towels & wash cloths (new or gently used only) ■Socks for adults and kids ■Un-opened “Hotel” bottles of shampoo or soap ■Wal-Mart / Target gift cards ■Gatorade ■Baby Blankets ■Tooth brushes individually packed ■Toothpaste ■Body wash ■General First aid supplies – Band-Aids, Tylenol, alcohol, peroxide, gauze, etc Et Cetera...
4 posted on 05/07/2011 7:12:04 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Palladin

Thank you for the updates, FRiend — this is significant, and you’re providing the only line we have so far for coverage....

Please keep up the good work!!!!


5 posted on 05/07/2011 7:20:20 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Palladin
This picture is strangely familiar:

So - why leave busses in low-lying areas? Not enough high ground to move them to? Or is it more convenient to just take the insurance payoff on them?

But back to the flood itself - oh the joys of building in a floodplain... The same river that has given so much will, from time to time, take back.

6 posted on 05/07/2011 7:23:03 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Uncle Ike

You are most welcome. I have relatives in Bolivar and Collierville, so I am keeping an eye on the news.

Truckers should know that parts of I-40 are closed for miles.


7 posted on 05/07/2011 7:28:49 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: TheBattman

Will this be a repeat of N’Awlins and Katrina?


8 posted on 05/07/2011 7:35:46 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 81)
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To: willibeaux

There are some similarities between the two cities. But I pray not.


9 posted on 05/07/2011 7:56:01 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Palladin

I use to live in Millington, TN. This sounds serious. Prayers going up for you guys!!!!


10 posted on 05/07/2011 7:56:14 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: TheBattman

In this case, it is a private company who owns and runs the buses. They park some pretty decrepit buses in that old car dealership - a victim of the Government Motors takeover. The Wolf River, which is what flooded this area has not been known to do so at that spot in a flash flood and the water came up all at once in a three day storm.


11 posted on 05/07/2011 8:03:50 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: TheBattman

I don’t believe it will be like NO. The folks in this part of Tennessee are very religious. You can’t swing a cat without hitting a Baptist Church. The people are known for reaching out and helping one another.

The other thing is that the river will not crest at Memphis until Wednesday, so there is plenty of time for planning and evacuations.

And lastly, the Emergency Management Agencies seem to have a handle on what they have to do.


12 posted on 05/07/2011 8:31:02 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Palladin

We lived in Collierville for 5 years, eons ago.


13 posted on 05/07/2011 9:16:14 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

What happened to Collierville in the Great Flood of 1927?

(JK...don’t hit me.)


14 posted on 05/07/2011 9:17:51 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Ingtar

“In this case, it is a private company who owns and runs the buses.”

That was also the case in New Orleans. I wonder how many freepers here would have wanted Nagin to steal their buses if it was their company? A company has insurance for a reason.


15 posted on 05/07/2011 9:20:51 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Palladin

Wow. If you think New Orleans is not a religious city, it shows how little you know.


16 posted on 05/07/2011 9:22:49 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

It used to be.


17 posted on 05/07/2011 9:26:06 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Kirkwood
You mean like this guy?


18 posted on 05/07/2011 9:29:12 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Kirkwood

We shall see how saintly they are down in NO—the flood is going to hit then a few days after it hits Memphis.

The geniuses down there are already diverting water into Lake Pontchartrain.


19 posted on 05/07/2011 9:31:20 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Palladin
I agree with you. Memphis is similar to NO demographically
but worlds away in the mindset of it's citizens. The old
adage “God helps those who help themselves” is not completely erased by dependence on govt. handouts yet.
It's looking pretty bad for the people there and my prayers go out to them.
20 posted on 05/07/2011 9:58:52 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: Palladin

I’m glad I live in Northeast WI. At the most, we have severe blizzards and cold weather. But I’d rather have that than flooding, earthquakes, and twisters.


21 posted on 05/07/2011 10:23:11 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: willibeaux
Will this be a repeat of N’Awlins and Katrina?

No. It's not a question of levees being breached with the subsequent inundation of large areas. Memphis proper is on high ground up against the river, and the river is creeping higher, with only one foot or less to go before the predicted crest. The areas susceptible to flooding are well known, and the impact is gradual.

22 posted on 05/07/2011 10:49:50 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Palladin

“The geniuses down there are already diverting water into Lake Pontchartrain.”

So you are insulting the US Army Corps of Engineers? They designed and maintain the Mississippi basin flood control system, in case you didn’t know. You don’t seem to know much of anything except where to find male strippers. What does that say about you?

By the way, if you type in “Memphis strip clubs” in Google, you come up with 7 listings. If you type in “New Orleans strip clubs” you come up with 3. I guess those Memphis Baptists love their strip clubs.


23 posted on 05/08/2011 6:26:48 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"I’m glad I live in Northeast WI. At the most, we have severe blizzards and cold weather. But I’d rather have that than flooding, earthquakes, and twisters."

Amen! I'll take my long cold winters and short cool summers any day. Lived 15 years in southern MN, and I do NOT like their climate!

24 posted on 05/08/2011 12:54:40 PM PDT by redhead (Get the GOVERNMENT out of our BUSINESS!!)
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To: WePledge

Glad someone agrees with me. ;)


25 posted on 05/08/2011 6:41:04 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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