Photos of Flooding in Memphis, Tennessee

Mother Nature is up to her old tricks again. Here we go with historic flooding in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. I never thought I’d see pictures like this, which a friend emailed to me this morning. Those of you who are familiar with the city will understand what a rare occurrence this is.

A normally busy shooting range at Shelby Farms

Putt Putt Golf and Games on Summer Avenue

Christian Brothers High School on Walnut Grove. The big buildings across the street are Baptist Hospital East facilities.

A school bus parking lot. Yikes! The water must have come up before the buses could be moved.

Old Man River is wider than ever. This is I-55, looking west toward Arkansas.

Water lapping at the shore of Tom Lee Park, home of the Memphis in May Barbeque Contest, which had to be moved to the old fairgrounds due to the rising water.

The Agri-center on Germantown Parkway, a major thoroughfare. Unfortunately, the water is still rising. The problem is that the rivers and streams cannot run off because the Mississippi is so high, and it has not crested yet. This is truly an amazing and awful situation.


About M.J.Deare

I am a writer, actively researching topics of interest. I am also a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with a degree in English, and have a master's degree from the University of Memphis. Born in New Orleans, I lived there until moving to northwest Arkansas and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. My husband and I currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
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3 Responses to Photos of Flooding in Memphis, Tennessee

  1. madiboo says:

    i hate the flood

  2. Pingback: De » Blog Archive » Old pictures of memphis

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