It has been raining hard in West TN since last night...and no let-up in sight until tomorrow afternoon. There is already much flooding with this very slow moving storm...and it looks to get worse before it all ends. For those of you who grew up with me in Jackson, MS, you will remember the terrible flooding from the Easter Flood of 1979. This reminds me of that, but I hope I am wrong. I can still remember the devastation all around north Jackson-- people returned to their homes to find almost everything ruined and destroyed from the flood waters that had come so high into their homes. I almost think if I concentrate hard enough, I could remember the horrible smell that accompanied the receding waters.
The weather report just stated that some places have received over 6 inches of rain in the last 6 hours. It is bad.
My city has actually avoided the worst so far, but almost every other area is being hammered. Please keep the people in these communities in your prayers.