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Heavy rain in Shelby County causing problems

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say heavy rains have caused roads to flood in parts of West Tennessee and north Mississippi, leading to the evacuation of homes in a neighborhood.


The National Weather Service estimates that 4 to 6 inches of rain has fallen in Shelby County on Thursday, with northern DeSoto County in Mississippi receiving up to 9 inches. Rain was tapering off Thursday afternoon, but a flood warning is in effect until 4:45 p.m.


Memphis Fire Department Lt. Wayne Cooke says residents were evacuated from homes in a low-lying north Memphis neighborhood. No injuries have been reported.


Officials say standing water has led to road closures, affecting traffic. Shelby County Schools canceled after-school athletic activities due to the flooding concern.

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