Skip to comments.Mississippi River could crest Monday at Memphis (Entitlement idiocy on display)
Posted on 05/09/2011 10:11:18 PM PDT by Spktyr
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Forecasters say the Mississippi River could crest late Monday at Memphis hours sooner than previously predicted but the mayor says the city's ready for it.
Mayor AC Wharton said that despite the tightened timeframe, he's confident that precautions such as door-to-door warnings have prepared the city.
"We don't have as much time, but fortunately we're ready for it," Wharton told The Early Show on CBS Monday.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
For Cedric Blue, the flooding in his south Memphis neighborhood near the overflowing Nonconnah Creek is a source of frustration and anger.
Blue, 39, has watched as the water engulfed three homes on his street, including that of an older woman who had to be rescued in a boat because she had refused to leave.
Blue said he wants the city, county or the federal government to give him a hotel voucher so he does not have to go to a shelter.
"I just want a new life and relocation," Blue said. "I would like the elected officials to come down here to see this with their own eyes and see what we're going through."
Just let me know... is the Barbeque okay?
I don’t live there, but I am pretty sure it’ll be fine.
Well Mr. Blue, a good Democrat is president. You can’t blame your problems on Bush.
TV warnings are just fine. The problem is that people are stupid. There's that old joke about God sending a boat and a helicopter to a guy who was clueless why he drowned.
A few years ago, I watched the sky, listened to the warnings, and watched the water level. When it was time, we got out. Others were clueless and to this day don't understand how I knew to get out. Idiots.
What’s really funny is that this guy is literally watching the water slowly inundate his house after swallowing three neighboring houses - and he’s waiting for someone to come give him a freebie before he’ll leave. How about he, you know, just leaves?
No - after all, what can they say? Obama hates black people? :P
Come on, there’s priorities. Now he can tell all the kin folk he got on the tee vee!
It's nice to see bad things happen to bad people once and a while. I read this guys story twice because I could not believe someone would say that. What a POS. And it isn't even his house, he is freeloading off his mom at age 39. I wonder what this dope would do if something really bad happened.
I once lived 100yards from the Mississippi levee and have seen that creek rise pretty good, once.
Heard an interesting factoid on the Weather Channel. The river was at 48 ft. above flood stage in Memphis. That means that every river or creek in the vicinity and hundreds of miles downstream that empties into the Mississippi in the next few days will be backed up to at least that elevation upstream.
Anyone who lives in a valley or holler or next to a bayou or creek should be able to check their elevation relative to the Mississippi.
If they open the Morganza spillway to flood the Atchafalaya Swamp, that whole basin to Morgan City and Houma will be flooded.
This is a big one. The Bonnet Carre Spillway just north of New Orleans has already been opened to divert the river into Lake Pontchartrain.
You know the area and you are right.
Could get very bad down here depending on how long they leave the Morganza open.
Will they be catching redfish in Baton Rouge?
What is the forcast down there? When will it arrive?
PS - I lived in River Ridge down from NO International and in Lafayette. Married a French speaking Cajun from Church Point.
It may or may not be the case with these great flooding, but I wonder how many houses are built on what was at one time a no build flood plain. My son, years back found a great piece of land and when he checked it out it was designated flood plain for a near by river....people are sometimes ignorant of what they are buying...
Old Man River doing what he’s been doing since the last glacier melted.
Don't want those poor folks having to deal with moving out of their neighborhoods you know, even if it saves their lives.
With all that money they could have relocated the entire population and built them brand new housing on higher ground. All the Government knows how to do is waste other people's money.
I loved it when they gave out $2,000 Debit cards so the Strip Clubs and Gucci could get in the action.
It seems like the government wants to keep the stupid off the Darwin Award list....Way back when, these people just died off by reason of being dumb and stupid...
When my Father was a kid in New Jersey, he said the Union guys would pass out $5 Bills on Election Day to insure the right people got voted in.
The price has gone way up since then.
New Orleans’ syndrome goes north up the river.
If the Old River Structures fail and the Mississippi River diverts, New Orleans won’t have to worry about flooding for a few hundred years.
NOLA is already asking for money ...
Not looking to good for lower Acadiana and I’m afraid the spillways will not be able to divert enough water and that they will dynamite the levee at St. Bernard or Plaquemines.
Tip: don't live next to a river, deadbeat.
A former class mate of mine was robbed and murdered on the streets of Memphis, in broad day light in 1970, age 25. That I am aware of, his killer has never been caught.
I just want a new life and relocation,” Blue said. “I would like the elected officials to come down here to see this with their own eyes and see what we’re going through.”
And this time they really are blowing the levees.
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