Earlier this morning, Trace mentioned the flooding situation in Dyer County. Apparently, it’s getting worse.
Senator Norris reports that some 600 homes and businesses are currently under water in Dyersburg.
Nearly 14 miles from the Mississippi River, the big muddy isn’t the immediate problem. Right now it’s the Forked Deer River that’s causing the flooding.
The Dyersburg State Gazette reports that the Forked Deer River is expected to crest at 7 pm tonight, 9 feet above flood level, and will remain above flood stage through Friday.
The State Gazette has instructions for people wanting to volunteer:
A staging area has been set up at Fire Station No. 1, located at 216 S. Church St., in downtown Dyersburg.
Residents who would like to volunteer time or their boats can go to Fire Station No. 1 and emergency personnel will inform them where help is needed.
Here’s video from the State Gazette Article: