Memphis Homeowners Worry about Trees, Rain-Soaked Ground

Memphis Homeowners Worry about Trees, Rain-Soaked Ground

For the second straight day, residents in the Mid-South were digging out and cleaning up after a blow from Mother Nature.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - For the second straight day, residents in the Mid-South were digging out and cleaning up after a blow from Mother Nature.

On Saturday, a large tree fell on a house in Berclair near the intersection of South Perkins and Dearing.

"I ain't have any shoes on or nothing Lord Jesus, and it just said boom," said Parishon Grover.

"It sounded like a cold pop," she added. "I was scared, I was trying to find me some chicken and I just heard a cold pop."

According to the Memphis office of the National Weather Service, nearly 11 inches of rain fell in Memphis in May. That makes last month the fourth wettest May on record. The all-time record is 13.34 inches back in May 1839.

All that rain has saturated the soil, leading residents in Berclair to worry more trees could fall soon.

"These trees are so old around here, knock on wood, I'm glad ours are still standing," said Pat Beasley. "This one scares me to death, the one in the backyard scares me even more."

No one was injured. The National Weather Service also reported damage to a restaurant in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
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