Many of you have reached out to me via Twitter and email about the flooding in Memphis. Thank you. It always amazes me when my city makes the national news. In recent days, we’ve been featured on NBC Nightly News, CNN and NPR. Tonight, Diane Sawyer will be here. Look, Ma. We're famous. I’m sure many of you are seeing coverage of the flooding where you live. Thankfully, we’re out of imminent danger and most of our family and friends are as well. One week ago, major flooding was expected near my home and work. Both the Wolf and Loosahatchie Rivers receded below flood level, so we’re safe for now. Downtown Memphis, which is the heart of the city, is facing historic flooding from the rising waters of the Mighty Mississippi. Many streets are already under water. Homes are practically being washed away. The Mississippi River is expected to crest tonight. The pictures and videos I’ve seen are like something out of a bad movie. I don't think anyone can predict how bad things could get. For now, all I can do is pray for the city I've called home for
The devastation from the tornadoes and flooding is far worse than most can imagine. Many southern states, not just Tennessee, could use your help. If you can help, here's how.