Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nashville as they see some of the worst flooding in over 100 years. The harsh reality is that there will likely continue to be flooding across the state over the next several days.
This morning, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Carruthersville, MO and Tiptonville, TN. The Mighty Mississippi is expected to rise 3 to 5 feet above flood stage in and around these areas by Wednesday.
I called the Reelfoot Lake State Park, and they noted that the campgrounds and visitors center took on water, but it should be clear by the end of the day. They expressed a great deal of confidence that the levies would hold the Mississippi around Reelfoot.
Nearly a third of Millington, TN residents were effected when a levee was overrun yesterday.
Shelby County officials are flying around the county to observe the flood damage right now. Mike Matthews from Channel 3 reports there are 198 bridges that need to be inspected in the county.