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we will be staying in the area of the heart break hotel.

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    The flooding is restricted to the Memphis waterfront. Graceland and the Heartbreak hotel are far enough away from the river not to be directly affected.
    I guess this trip is now or never for you? Suspicious minds might suggest you switch your plans to Blue Hawaii, or Viva Las Vegas but I say we need a little less conversation, a little more action! If you do go near the floods, the water is brown and muddy so you might get a dirty, dirty feeling. Don't wear any blue suede shoes, the water will ruin them. And take a jacket to protect yourself from the cold Kentucky rain.
    Seriously, downtown Memphis is a bit of a soggy mess, but it's not going to have much impact on your trip. No need to be all shook up (sorry, couldn't help making one more pathetic pun). Have a great trip. over 9 years ago

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    The Mississippi River crested in Memphis at nearly 48 feet on Tuesday, falling inches short of its record. It is expected to soak low-lying areas with water for the next few weeks.

    The flooding, which has already put portions of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas under water, is among the largest and most damaging ever along the river. Officials say they trust the levees would hold at this point, and are now preparing for the massive cleanup that awaits them.

    It comes down to storms and snow. Excessive rainfall from two giant storms has resulted in deadly flash floods. When that rainfall combined with the springtime snow melt of earlier blizzards in the upper Midwest, it created the perfect scenario for the 500-year floods along the Mississippi.

    So it is up to you to decide if you wish to travel to Memphis or give some other place a shot. I would be adventerous and try Memphis inspite of the flooding when the season is low and enjoy what Elvis Priesley left as a legacy.

    Have a good travel.

    Memphis Tennessee United states

    http://www.vibha.info over 9 years ago

    Answered by vishal via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • Thanks Vishal. our thoughts are with the many thousands affected. But is it fair to say the tourist areas of Memphis, especially Graceland, are unaffected? Those low-lying areas are not places travellers would normally visit, right? Ask Phil over 9 years ago

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