Media Release Flood Warning Evening Update 5-4-11

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Media Release Flood Warning Evening Update 5-4-11

Publié le : jeudi 21 juillet 2011
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NEWS UPDATE Shelby County Emergency Operations Center Flood Warning May 4, 2011 Evening Update Issued: 6:30 p.m. Whats New Since the Last Update? There are new projections about areas affected by the flood.Maps are under revision.Specific locations will be available once the maps are completed.Only six (6) schools are in the list of affected properties now. General categories known: properties 2,832 706single family residences 12Apartment complexes-(432 units)Schools 6 1. NorthsideHigh School 2. MontessoriSchool on Harbor Town 3. HawkinsMill Elementary 4. WestsideHigh School 5. WestsideMiddle School 6. MitchellHigh School Businesses 226 322Industrial sites Other projections about properties affected by the flood Island, homes along the eastern bank may experience some level of flooding along the Mud Wolf River chute along Island Drive may also be impacted as well as the bank along Tom Lee ParkIsland  Mud in several zip code areas who live near rivers and creeks that branch off the Residents Mississippi River need to be on high alert for possible flooding.It does not necessarily mean properties will entirely flood, only that flood waters will affect the areas in some way (More) Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS/EMA HLS -1075 Mullins Station Rd., Memphis, TN38134 (901) 379-7094 EMA – 2668 Avery Ave., Memphis, TN38112 (901)515-2525 www.staysafeshelby.us
Flood Warning May 4, 2011 Evening Update Issued: 6:30 p.m. Areas by Zip Code That Could Be Affected by the Flood: Downtown/Midtown 38103 38105 South Memphis 38106 38109 North Memphis 38107 38108 Frayser 38127 38128 Arlington 38002 Whitehaven 38116 38131 38132 North-East Memphis/Bartlett 38134 Southeast Memphis 38118 Millington Area 38053 Berclair (Summer/Graham) Area 38122 Presidents Island 38113 Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS/EMA HLS -1075 Mullins Station Rd., Memphis, TN38134 (901) 379-7094 EMA – 2668 Avery Ave., Memphis, TN38112 (901)515-2525 www.staysafeshelby.us
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(More) Flood Warning May 4, 2011 Evening Update Issued: 6:30 p.m.  Floodmaps of affected areas can be seen at :www.StaySafeShelby.us Thosewithout internet service can get information by phone at the 24-HourFlood Watch Hotline (901) 324-8799. Textrequests to:(901) 290-7530service is available at Memphis Public Libraries Internet Dangers of Flood Waters If you have to leave home, take a disaster kit with you along with important documents, records, medicine, personal medical equipment and other necessary items Officialswith the Shelby County Health Department say people should not come into contact with flood waters.Sewage and other contaminates can make people seriously ill especially if cuts and open wounds become infected The Shelby County Health Departments Water Quality Program encourages all private well water customers to take proper precautions to protect wells from service interruption. For questions, call(901) 544-7775, Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm or(901) 508-7455after hoursLaw Enforcement/Fire-Rescue No injuries weremud slide led to the closure of Herring Hill Road in north Shelby County. A reportedIf streets are closed, do not go around or move barricadesenforcement officers will issue citations to those who disregard the blocked-off roads. Law should not park along bridges to sight-see. Motorists  Officers,deputies and firefighters are monitoring road conditions and calling in submerged areas to be barricaded Shelby County Office of Preparedness Shelters 1. HopePresbyterian Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Road resident total: 186 2. CummingsStreet Baptist Church, 250 East Raines-resident total: 61 3. MillingtonCivic Center, 8077 Wilkinsville Road, Millington, TN-resident total: 16 (More) Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS/EMA HLS -1075 Mullins Station Rd., Memphis, TN38134 (901) 379-7094 EMA – 2668 Avery Ave., Memphis, TN38112 (901)515-2525 www.staysafeshelby.us
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Flood Warning May 4, 2011 Evening Update Issued: 6:30 p.m. Sandbag Suppliers  LangstonCompanies (901) 409-4738  UnitedBags (800)550-2247  AssociatedBag Company (800) 926-6100 or (800) 376-8415 MLGW Concerns supervisors at the emergency operations center are monitoring the effects of the MLGW flooding  Reportflooding to(901) 544-MLGW (6549)or(901) 820-7878(Quick access codes 1-1-1 (English) or 3-1-1 (Spanish) Electricity MLGW electric substations are expected to be affected No  Stayaway from anything electrical that may be in contact with water and always assume that its energized should never attempt to operate breakers or switches that are wet or under water You  Neverattempt to disconnect or remove your electric meter; call MLGW for assistance  Shouldwater damage your homes electrical system or appliances, have them inspected by a qualified, licensed professional  Operateall generators outside your home in a well-ventilated area Electric Shut-Off Policy During Flooding Events:  Forsafety, MLGW will turn off electricity to flooded properties water enter your property, call MLGW at Should(901) 544-MLGW (6549)or(901) 820-7878(Quick access codes 1-1-1 (English) or 3-1-1 (Spanish) areas with underground electric lines, MLGW will turn off transformers should they flood. In This will result in an electrical outage for homes connected to that transformer Water pumping stations are not threatened by the possible flood--they all sit above the Water potential flood area wells could be affected, but in the event that happens, MLGW will simply shut them Some down and utilize other wells to supply customers  Shutthe water off if you have a shut-off valve inside your home. Do not shut the water off at the street (More) Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS/EMA HLS -1075 Mullins Station Rd., Memphis, TN38134 (901) 379-7094 EMA – 2668 Avery Ave., Memphis, TN38112 (901)515-2525 www.staysafeshelby.us
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Flood Update May 4, 2011 Evening Update Issued: 6:30 p.m. Gas  MLGW'snatural gas services are not expected to be affected by the flooding will be shut off for industrial site customers in the event they need assistance Power off gas at the meter then close gas appliance valves once the pilot goes out Turn main shutoff valve is near your outside gas meter. Use a 12 to 15 inch adjustable The wrench to give the valve a quarter turn in either direction.The valve is closed when the tang (the part you put the wrench on) is crosswise to the pipe Care of Pets and Animals animals, 58 dogs and 2 cats are being housed at an emergency animal shelter at 1716 Shelby 60 Oaks Drive, North, Suite #1  Petsare not allowed in shelters  Ifa pet owner needs sheltering for their pet(s) bring the following items to the shelter: Shot records or rabies tag, a collar, leash and any medications.If the owner does not have these items the shelter is able to provide these and will be vaccinating pets at no charge owners will need to provide the shelter with contact information and present some form of Pet identification (Drivers license, state id etc.)  Representativesfrom theASPCA(American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) are caring for the animals.The site is also being used as a regional distribution center for Pet Smart Charities.Food, kennels, other pet supplies are being sent from the site to other states affected by recent tornadoes, storms and floods Volunteers are needed to work at shelters Volunteers  CalltheFlood Watch Hotline (901) 324-8799. Textrequests to:(901) 290-7530or send messages by email to:staysafeshelby@gmail.comRoads Closed Allen at Ridgemont (near the bridge) New  NonconnahRoad (not 385) between Weaver and Anderson  FiteRoad at Dupont Circle east of Horton South K Roberson from Fite to Roberson O  2ndStreet from Wolf River to Harvester (More) Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS/EMA HLS -1075 Mullins Station Rd., Memphis, TN38134 (901) 379-7094 EMA – 2668 Avery Ave., Memphis, TN38112 (901)515-2525 www.staysafeshelby.us
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Flood Update May 4, 2011 Evening Update Issued: 6:30 p.m. Place/Henning at Levee Island  Chapel-NewRaleigh at Cypress  BillionRoad  HerringHill north of River Bluff at the Tipton County Line  8800block of Herring Hill to St. Paul at Grays Church Fite east of Watkins Benjestown  ScenicHighway at James Road Stewart Road east of Neely Road Sullivan  Belmontat Blue Avenue Palm  EastBrooks at Interstate 55  Robersoneast of Watkins Language Interpretations Volunteers are being coordinated by the Shelby County Mayors Office of Multi-Cultural and Hispanic Affairs. Email:Ivette.baldizon@shelbycountytn.govor call (901) 508-7972. How to stay informed News Releases and maps of areas anticipated to flood are posted at:www.staysafeshelby.us(End of Update)
Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS/EMA HLS -1075 Mullins Station Rd., Memphis, TN38134 (901) 379-7094 EMA – 2668 Avery Ave., Memphis, TN38112 (901)515-2525 www.staysafeshelby.us
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