Memphis Braces for Mississippi Flooding

Monday, May 09, 2011

Memphis, Tennessee is the next place to be hit by the 100-year flood racing south down the Mississippi. About 1,300 households have been evacuated so far, and 500 people have gone to shelters set up around the city in preparation for the 48 foot high crest expected on Tuesday morning before heading further south into Mississippi. Bill Dries, reporter for the Memphis Daily News, who says that Memphis' commerce will take a hit, but that state and local emergency management authorities in Tennessee have been coordinating successfully.

We also speak with David Kenney, reporter for WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi, who has been reporting on flood preparations throughout the state. 


Bill Dries and david kenney

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

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