Shelby County Declares State of Emergency

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has declared a local state of emergency for Shelby
County after severe thunderstorms moved across the region with wind gusts reaching
estimated speeds of 80-90 miles per hour. The extreme weather conditions caused
extensive damage throughout the county to homes, businesses, and public property, as
well as a loss of power to over 120,000 MLG&W customers.

The Shelby County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency, in
conjunction with the City of Millington, the American Red Cross Mid-South Chapter, and
Team Rubicon will open a Day Center. The Day Center will provide a location for
citizens without utilities to cool down with high temperatures predicted in the low 90s
today. Temperatures will continue to rise throughout the next few days. Hours of
operation for the Day Center will be 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Baker Community Center
7942 Church Street
Millington, TN 38053

Citizens without utilities can also visit the following AT&T locations to recharge their
mobile devices:

4938 Poplar Ave, Memphis TN – Open 9am to 7pm
6267 Poplar Ave, Memphis TN – Open 9am to 7pm
3720 Hack Cross Road, Memphis TN – Open 9am to 7pm
2282 Union Ave, Memphis TN – Open 9am to 7pm
2825 N Germantown Parkway, Memphis TN – Open 9am to 7pm
1684 N Germantown Parkway, Cordova TN – Open 9am to 8pm
5985 Stage Road, Bartlett TN – Open 9am to 8pm
900 West Poplar Ave, Collierville TN – Open 9am to 7pm
115 Goodman Road West, Southaven MS – Open 9am to 8pm
5050 Goodman Road, Olive Branch MS – Open 9am to 7pm
650 West Service Road, West Memphis AR – Open 9am to 7pm

A full copy of the Declaration of Local State of Emergency can be found Here.