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Flash Floods Rock North Shelby County

Flood Sept 11 3Star Staff Reports

The soccer fields off Bartlett Blvd. were under water Thursday morning.

The soccer fields off Bartlett Blvd. were under water Thursday morning.

A normal apartment parking lot in Frayser was transformed into a lake of cars Thursday morning.

A normal apartment parking lot in Frayser was transformed into a lake of cars Thursday morning.

Flash flooding hit Memphis and the greater Memphis area this morning after rain started pour down about 5 a.m.

The morning commute for Bartlett residents to school and work was made difficult by closed roads. In Frayser, several streets were flooded causing detours and residents to be trapped inside their homes. The flooding prompted dozens of water rescues, including the evacuation of an entire neighborhood to the north of Downtown Memphis.

The Memphis Fire Department sent boats to carry out rescues for residents trapped there in Northern Shelby County. One Memphis neighborhood was hit hard leading to several rescues in the more than two dozen homes.

It was evident traveling was made hazardous with more than a dozen cars trapped on North Parkway and Ayers Street in Downtown Memphis.

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