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Flooding Updates

Publication Date: 5/9/2011

As of May 9, 2011

Some national media outlets are reporting that there are mandatory evacuations taking place in the Memphis area due to flooding. While there are some residential areas situated near the Mississippi River and its tributaries that are being impacted by flooding, the Rhodes campus is in no danger and our surrounding neighborhoods are safe as well.

At this point, flooding is confined to a few well-defined areas of Memphis. The only students who might be affected are those who live in close proximity to some of our local waterways, and the college is prepared to assist students if these evacuations occur.

If the situation should change, Rhodes will be in contact with students and parents.

As of May 5, 2011

For our students and parents who will be traveling along Interstate 40 between Little Rock and Memphis, please be advised that Arkansas highway officials have closed off a large section of Interstate 40 near Hazen, Arkansas due to rising floodwaters. Currently, the westbound lane is closed, but officials expect to eventually close the eastbound lanes as well.

For more information about the I-40 closing, please visit the following websites:


For local flooding information, please visit http://www.staysafeshelby.us/.

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