Memphis Residents and Emergency Management Monitor Mississippi

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This morning Tennessee emergency management agencies and Memphis area citizens are closely monitoring the Mississippi River as flood waters reach near record levels. Around 7pm Monday Night, the Mississippi River crested at 48 feet, its highest since the floods of 1927. Experts expect the waters to stay at that level for at least the next 48 hours, with significant water remaining for weeks ahead.

Dean Flener, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Authority and John Bazzanella, resident of Mud Island, Tennessee, talk about how residents and officials are closely monitoring the developing situation.


John Bazzanella and Dean Flener

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