Here’s a map showing areas of the city most likely to be flooded by May 10th, when the river should crest. Looks as though there will be a bit of trouble getting around the north loop of I-240, among other places. I haven’t seen anything yet about how quickly the water levels will fall after that. Let’s hope it’s fast and everyone can get back to work soon, especially for those folks down in Tunica, who are out of a job right now. Hang in there, folks. For more complete info, visit Stay Safe Shelby County.
Many roads in the Memphis, Tennessee, area are already closed. If you need to get out and drive around the city, or if you need to drive through that area on I-40, be sure to check for road closings first. Here’s a link to ABC-24, which is updating road-closing information regularly. While I was on their site, they updated the site to announce that the river gauge on the Mississippi is not working properly at the moment, but that the Corps of Engineers is aware of it and is working to fix the problem. Stay Safe Shelby County also has an extensive list of road closings and other specific information. Be sure to check it out.