Relentless rains make their mark across Mid-South

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The continuing rain caused issues in other areas of the Mid-South. The flash flooding threats across Shelby County and beyond kept teams at Office of Emergency Management busy monitoring the flood maps.

The good news: even with an active day of heavy rains, area rivers took in the added water OK and avoided more serious issues for some.

MLGW line workers spent the afternoon restoring power in an east Memphis neighborhood near Goodlett. Those on that block went in the dark Monday night, when rains and wind knocked trees on power lines.

Tuesday’s downpours caused issues in Memphis and beyond.

In Tipton County’s Gilt Edge community Tuesday morning, two ponds overflowed, temporarily covering a road which separates them.

The relentless rain also made part of south OK street in West Memphis, Arkansas, dangerous to drive through this afternoon.

As the late Tuesday afternoon skies cleared, those at the Shelby County Office of Emergency Management said the Memphis area avoided significant headaches.

“We’ve noticed on the River gauges, the tributaries, we noticed a bump, most of them are in active stage at this time, but because the Mississippi is well below flood stage, it’s able to accept that water, so they should go back down relatively quickly,” Level Blanchard with the Shelby County Office of Emergency Management said.

Based on weather maps and wind levels Wednesday, those at that office aren’t expecting any additional problems as the last remnants of Barry move out of the Mid-South.

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