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Major Flooding In The South

Major Flooding In The South

by Steve Templeton

KMOV.com

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Updated Monday, May 9 at 9:05 PM

Many records are being broken along the Mississippi River in The South this week, as the flooding rivals The Great Flood of 1937.  Many of the record crests from Memphis and South are from 1937 or 1927, which gives you an idea of how long it's been since the Mississippi has been running this high. 

The Mississippi at Memphis will crest May 10th at around 48' (the record is 48.7' from 1937). 

For more crest information and overall great resource for flooding information on the Mississippi South of the St. Louis area, here's a great link, click here.

As for flooding closer to home, we've thankfully gotten a reprieve from heavy rains here.  And while we have a chance of showers and storms here or there in the forecast, I don't see anything in the next 7 days that could cause widespread flooding.  Locally heavy storms that hit an area repeatedly would be the main concern, but we've had some time for our local small rivers and creeks to recede a little bit and that should help. 

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