MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Heavy rain has been falling across most of the Mid-South since Saturday and rainfall totals keeps climbing. The Tipton County city of Brighton has received over five inches of rain as well as Blytheville. In Shelby County, we have received 5.33” of rain and it has caused major headaches around the county.
Drivers in Raleigh not only had to dodge ponding water on the roads, but also a sink hole. The Loosahatchie River at Arlington was under a Flood Warning as the river approached flood stage of 20 feet. Stewart Road off Brunswick was impassable due to high water. Residents in Lakeland were concerned that the water could reach their homes. The Loosahatchie River is expected to rise a foot above flood stage.
Lisa Moore, Lakeland Resident, says,” You get scared, especially here because we did get water the year before last. So, you start to prepare.”
Travel was also a huge headache with one car wreck after another. From 12:00am through around noon, there were 42 car accidents in Shelby County with three injuries. Roads are still very wet and drivers are urged to go slow and to never drive through water-covered streets.