Devastating flood waters hit farms in Arlington

Flood waters hit farms in Arlington
(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)
(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Farmers in the Arlington area are still struggling to recover from the devastating flooding.

Knee high water impacted some homes, made roads impassable, and even hurt some farms in Arlington on Thursday.

Drone video shot by a WMC Action News 5 viewer shows a home in Arlington covered by floodwaters.

A portion of Memphis-Arlington road was closed as standing water took over the streets.

"The river was completely out and water was completely over the streets," Arlington resident Les Freeman said.

Now that things are much more calm, the farms in Arlington appeared dry and quiet on Friday, but video of the floodwaters show how one farm was completely covered just hours before.

"It came up so far. These four bulls you see right here were trapped in this pasture. We barely got them out," farmer Mitch Harrison said.

Harrison relies on farming to make a living. He said he was horrified on Thursday.

"It was pretty nightmarish last night. We didn't know we were going to lose everything we had, all of our livestock, but they were able to swim the creek and we got them to high ground now," Harrison said.

People living nearby are thankful it was not worse.

"My wife called me and told me to be aware and come the long way home," Freeman said. "Thank goodness I didn't get caught trying to come through here."

The good news is that no one was hurt and the water has now receded.

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