Memphis prepares for flood possibility from Harvey

Memphis prepares for flood possibility from Harvey

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - While Harvey is no longer a hurricane, the Mid-South is still bracing for its impact.

Harvey is expected to head to the Memphis area later this week as a tropical depression, and the city of Memphis is taking precautions.

In anticipation of the rain, the city's storm drains are being inspected and debris is being cleared in order to minimize flooding in the streets.

Public work crews are working to keep drains open and unrestricted.

Homeowners can help the effort, too, by making sure their bagged trash and leaves are not in the gutters.

When Harvey arrives, storm equipment and crews will be on standby to respond to flooding-related emergencies.

To report problems, call drain maintenance at 901-357-0100. In the event of emergency flooding, call 911.

How you can help Harvey victims

Make a $10 donation to Red Cross by texting the word HARVEY to 90999.

Learn about other donation and volunteer opportunities by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by clicking here.

Donate to the Salvation Army at HelpSalvationArmy.org or call 1-800-725-2769.

Houston's mayor set up a relief fund with the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Click here to donate to that fund.

Blood donations are also encouraged at a time like this. Lifeblood said all blood types are needed. Click here or call 901-290-9743 to schedule a blood donation appointment.

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