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Storm Damage Assessments Continue
Memphis and Shelby County Code Enforcement Officers are today documenting damage from Tuesday night’s storm that affected homes and businesses throughout several Shelby County neighborhoods.

“Now is the time we have to carefully document the storm damage. The costs to public agencies, especially to restore power and remove storm debris, will be critical in our effort to get some federal and state funds,” said Bob Nations, Jr., Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness.

Representatives of several city and county agencies have been working around the clock since the storm hit late Tuesday night. “Mayor Wharton and I appreciate the hard work of the emergency responders. They have worked tirelessly during the crisis,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.

Most streets in Memphis and Shelby County are now passable. However, debris remains on the shoulders of many roads. Here’s the latest information about the storm damage:

Power Outages 

    •     Memphis Light Gas and Water officials say more than 21,000 homes and businesses don’t have power 
    •     15 out-of-town utility crews are assisting 25 MLGW crews 
    •     Use extreme caution near downed power lines; contact MLGW at (901) 528-4465 to report damaged lines 
    •     It may be Sunday night before all circuits are restored

Schools 

    •
     All Shelby County and Memphis City Schools are open today; however six (6) Memphis City Schools are still
          without power.  
    •     All Shelby County Schools are open

Traffic Signals 

    •     Traffic lights are still out at some intersections throughout the county 
    •     Treat these intersections as Four-Way Stops

Representatives of various city and county agencies will meet again Monday morning at the Emergency Operations Center at 9:00 to assess the storm recovery effort. 


   

Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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