Memphis Residents Still Displaced After Flooding

Memphis Residents Still Displaced After Flooding

CREATED Jul 1, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police said more than 150 people evacuated Sunday from a Memphis neighborhood due to high water from heavy rains are still displaced.

About 160 residents who lived in the Whitehaven neighborhood were sent to a temporary shelter at Hickory Hill Community Center after some areas of the city and Shelby County got nearly 6 inches of rain within six hours. City officials said storm drains couldn't handle that much water in such a short time, which led to flash flooding and evacuations.

Although the water had mostly receded by Monday, The Commercial Appeal reported Memphis code enforcement said residents shouldn't return immediately after doing an initial damage assessment.

More rain was expected on Wednesday.

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