Saturday, May 7, 2011

Water, Water & More Water.........

Here's what were dealing with in the Memphis area right now......
We are just east of Memphis, so thankfully, our house is fine at the moment.  
But this is what the city is dealing with right now as the Mississippi River continues to rise.
The river will not crest until May 11th, and we're being to told the water could stick around after the crest for several weeks.  

Memphis Pyramid

Riverside Drive

Comparison with 1937 Flood

Looking down Beale Street towards Riverside Drive. 

This was taken from Mud Island, days before the river over ran the park.  

Mud Island now.

Driving anywhere, you run into scenes like this.

And this...
Can't go any where without having to turn around and try a different route. 

This is from the Arkansas side of the river near the old Memphis Bridge. 

This was the area a few weeks ago.

All the farm land in this flood plain is now under water. 

The river is predicted to rise 5 more feet !!!
A stranded coyote in Ashport, Tennessee. Lauderdale County.

Levee breach north of us in Dyersburg, TN 

Casinos in Tunica, MS just to the south of us are all flooded too. 

Pray for all those that have been or will be affected by the flooding along the Mississippi River. All the tributaries in the area are starting to back up and homes and neighborhoods are being evacuated. 

And today....... It's raining again.

There are organizations that have mobilized to help with disaster relief in the area. 
Donations to Disaster Relief are so very important.  


Country Dreaming said...

Blessings and prayers to you and those in Memphis.
We visited there several years ago and it is hard to see places that we saw near the water.
Good Luck to all of you!


A Living Love said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you in Memphis and surrounding areas. Not only with the residents and surrounding areas but also with the patients and families of St. Jude. I can't remember how close St. Jude is to the river but I know it is close. I know that God's hand is on you guys and now my prayer is that He hold you in the palm of His hand!!!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

This is the first time I've seen actual pictures of the damage. My thoughts are with you and the city of Memphis.