May 09, 2011

If Elvis were alive,
he'd be wearing a life jacket.


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 32 29 years.












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17 comments:

Erin said...

This is so horrible! It brings back memories from last year's flood in Nashville! Luckily, like your family, we were ok! But it was a scary sight to say the least! Stay safe, girl!

MiMi said...

I think about you guys every time I see the news. :( So glad you are in a dryer (for now!) spot!

Sherrie said...

So glad your family is safe. All of these natural disasters are just mind boggling to me. We had a massive flood back in '94, and I was away at college. It was horrible. Stay safe!

Mommy Lisa said...

My parents were just there visiting. It is such a lovely city - so much loss.

Glad you are well.

Kim said...

Man that really sucks.

AMY said...

Wow!
My thoughts and prayers are with all those struggling through this!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I have thought about you so many times while all this has been happening- apologies for just now letting you know :( I am so thankful that y'all are ok and dry, hopefully for good. Thinking about you and sending you big hugs. xoxo

DaenelT said...

That's craziness. I've talked to my sister (who bounces between Nashville and Hendersonville) and she hasn't mentioned any of this. Could she be totally oblivious? I'm saying lots of prayers for you guys.

tara said...

its so crazy that yall are so flooded and we are in a serious drought! cant yall send some of that water my way?? glad you're ok! stay safe!

Ed said...

OMG! I had no idea (cause I hate watching the news) until my wife told me about it tonight.

Then I come here and see THIS! My poor Memphis. The place I was stationed during my formative years in the Navy. The times that I stubbled drunk down Beale street. All the strange that I landed at places like 616 and Illusions and The Edge. The rich kid parties we crashes at Rhoades.

Damn.

Nikosmommy said...

Prayers and thoughts with you all down there! Hang in there!
(I had no idea it was so bad...the media coverage hasn't been that great!?)

Caitlin {Pacifier In My Pocket} said...

Ack! That is awful. Glad to know you are doing well. But sheesh, all you Southerners need a break from this crazy weather.

silvergirl said...

hope all is well with you
my mom lost her lake house to a tornado in Louisiana a couple of weeks ago
the weather is just crazy right now
brett

SharleneT said...

It's almost as though Mother Nature is letting us know that she's still in charge and we, as humans, are still pretty insignificant. Let's hope she's finished with her demonstrations. The devastation and pain unleashed is almost too much to bear. Prayers for all of you.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

It's crazy, I tell ya!
I need to upload the pics I took!
When B & I went into West Memphis on the bike the other night, I just couldn't believe all the water!

Dana said...

So glad you and your family are ok. I didn't realize the flooding was so bad, I have been a bit unplugged from the news in the past few weeks.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Thank you so much for posting this - I am glad you did ok in the storms and floods. How is the city doing now? It's amazing how much time it takes to clean disasters up and how quickly people forget that it's still BAD.. just because the media leaves town doesn't mean it's all been fixed. ox