Haslam, Corker Have Confidence in the Corps on Flooding

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker are expressing confidence in the Army Corps of Engineers’ ability to deal with the threat of flooding in the Memphis area.
The Mississippi River and its tributaries in West Tennessee are swollen due to heavy rains and the Corps is monitoring river levels and levees for flooding potential. Sections of some roads in eastern Shelby County have been closed due to high water.
Corker and Haslam were briefed Friday by the Corps on the flooding situation.
Haslam said it has been a serious week for the state because of the deadly storms that struck East Tennessee. He said the severe weather, plus the flooding threat, “shows the pressure on our emergency personnel.”

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