Flooding a problem in many areas

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Flooding is a problem in many low-lying areas this morning.

Several flood warnings have been posted and a Flash Flood Watch is active until 7 p.m. tonight.

Several inches of rain have fallen in a short amount of time and more is coming down as storms have stalled.

Seven people were rescued from Wheel Estate Mobile Home Park in Whitehaven when rising water got into their trailers. They were taken to a shelter at the Hickory Hill Community Center.

In southeast Shelby County, residents had to remove furniture from their homes because of high water.

“Many creeks and river tributaries are near the top of their banks. Storm drains are also full, which could lead to more flooding,” Bob Nations, director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, said.

Drivers abandoned their vehicles on Winchester at Tchulahoma and along Germantown Road near the Wolf River.

Starting at about 8:30 a.m. in West Memphis, residents began calling the fire department for help getting out of flooded areas. At least 15 people have been evacuated. No injuries have been reported.

An emergency operations center has been established at Fire Station #1, and there’s a shelter at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, located at 200 Missouri Street.

Please monitor WREG-TV and wreg.com for updates, and never drive across flooded roads.

Click here to see road conditions and congestion, provided by TDOT.

Flash floods have been reported at the following locations:

Raleigh LaGrange/Summer Avenue
Airways/Director’s Row
3032 Josident (Wheel Estate Mobile Park)
Shelby Drive/Tchulahoma
Tillman Station entrance
Bellevue/Heiston Place
Winchester/Lamar Avenue
Knight Arnold/Hickory Hill
Elvis Presley/ Winchester
Kirby Parkway/Winchester
I-55/Horn Lake


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