For the past few weeks the people of Memphis Tennessee have been dealing with the rising flood waters of the Mississippi river. Until recently there was no estimate as for when the flooding might start to recede but it seems the worst is finally over. According to experts the worst is finally over for Memphis.
Memphis area residents are also happy to report that despite the incredibly high flood level the water did not actually reach a record level of flooding. Memphis residents are also coping quite well with the disaster that has ripped the town in half. Much of the damage is also not as severe as experts has expected from the rising flood waters.
Not only was the flood level slightly lower than originally anticipated it also began to recede quicker than expected. Memphis is faring much better than anticipated despite the disastrous flooding that has spread through the area surrounding the Mississippi; this is anticipated to continue to be the case as the flood waters move along the river.
Other good news from the area indicates that the flooding may very well be below the originally anticipated level downstream. Due to the fact that the Mississippi crested slightly slower than anticipated in Memphis it will likely be even lower downstream due to the widening of the river for the millions of people that live downstream from Memphis it will likely save them from substantial amounts of damage and destruction from the flood waters.