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Talk Nation Radio Breaking News Special
Dean Lenar, TEMA, Tennessee Emergency Management, Steve Shular, Shelby County Public Affairs Officer
 Dori Smith  Contact Contributor
May 8, 2011, 8:53 a.m.
We ask where the shelters are, offer updates on that and how to find transport as evacuation underway in Shelby County Tenn, Memphis, and all points near Mississippi and tributary rivers.. State turns to Churches for shelter assistance, they respond.
TRT: 22:14 no music

This is s special. Not our weekly show. Expect updates.

Dori Smith

Mothers Day Special taped Late Sat. night and early Sunday Morning with Shelby County and state Tenn. Officials about flood waters that are threatening more homes in 100 year flood plain and beyond. Evacuation under way.

Emergency Phone Numbers

901 324 8799, or text 901 290 7530

Website is and look for updates

Quick text of content:

Dean Lener, TENN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: "All Five Counties bordering Mississippi River, Memphis, Shelby County, much of low lying area in city of Memphis has some amount of flood water, people live there, local officials have gone around and asked them to evacuate their homes and they have helped people evacuate their homes. I'm not sure how many have left homes, Western Tenn. but there are other small towns where officials have also asked people to leave their homes. There has not been a mandatory evacuation order, but we do have officials going around and saying flooding is imminent.."
New Staging Center at Raleigh Springs Mall, Memphis... buses now available. Austin P and Yale Rd intersection. There you can find service center and register then get to shelter. Also in area predominantly near most of area evac. North Haven, Millington, Frasier, near mall, placed it in location where we are seeing most of the impact. Phone number for evac assistance: 901 324 8799, or text 901 290 7530 ... more soon. Couldn't upload audio last night but will do so now. Sites down...sorry. Spoke with Steve Shular, and editing now for upload. See road closings now as a factor. call me if you wish to at 860-230-4564. My cell, I'll be on the road for Mother's day.

Please air this, or do your own programming, lack of coverage making this emergency worse.

Mother’s Day in Shelby County as Flood Waters Rise, Officials Evacuate Residents

Talk Nation Radio update, special
Day in Shelby County as Flood Waters Rise, Officials Evacuate Residents

TRT: 22:14 no music
Produced by Dori Smith, I’m located in Connecticut but on the phone with Tennessee officials. If you want us to get info. out for you, write to

Tennessee State of Emergency, Flood Water Continues to Rise, River Expected to Crest between Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 8th and Tuesday, May 10th.

State tells us Sat. May 7th, that emergency aid officials in Shelby County Tennessee will determine which shelters to open on Mothers Day, May 8th, as families are now packed and ready to go. Sunday will be a crucial day for those deciding whether or not to evacuate from the severe storms and flooding that has killed 23 people in Tennessee already.

SHELTER FOR SHELBY COUNTY, HERE There is also a shelter set up for pets.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at White Station Church of Christ in East Memphis at 1106 Colonial Road, there are also shelters in Obion, Lake, Dyer and Madison counties, as well as Tunica County in Mississippi. The Red Cross has also opened shelters in Crittenden County, Arkansas. To find out about shelters call your local officials or 211 to learn how.

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