VOL. 129 | NO. 126 | Monday, June 30, 2014
Rain Stops, Flood Waters Remain
By Bill Dries
Once the rain stopped Sunday, June 29, the National Weather Service at Memphis had recorded seven inches of rain in a 30-hour period. That’s about three and a half inches more rain than Memphis gets on average in the month of June.
And as the clouds gave way to sunshine Sunday afternoon, the creeks and tributaries kept their high water levels.
From 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, Nonconnah Creek at Winchester Road went from 8 feet to 25.13 feet, according to the National Weather Service at Memphis. Flood stage for that section of the creek is 23 feet.
Some cars were left on Winchester at Tchulahoma and Germantown Road near the Wolf River.
Memphis firefighters evacuated seven people from the Wheel Estate Mobile Home Park in Whitehaven when rising waters got inside their trailers. They were taken to a city shelter set up at Hickory Hill Community Center.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office closed Memphis-Arlington Road between Arlin and Chambers Chapel Road.
And emergency dispatchers had logged 60 calls about the high water by 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.