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Heavy rain in Shelby County causing problems

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say heavy rains have caused roads to flood in parts of Shelby County, leading to the evacuation of homes in a neighborhood.

The National Weather Service says several inches of rain have fallen in West Tennessee and north Mississippi since about 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. A flash flood warning is in effect until noon.

In the Memphis suburb of Bartlett, weather service meteorologist Kati McNeil said 7 inches of rain had fallen Thursday.

Memphis Fire Department Lt. Wayne Cooke says residents are evacuating a few homes in a low-lying north Memphis neighborhood. No injuries have been reported.

Officials say standing water has led to road closures, affecting traffic. Crews are working to remove debris from clogged sewer drains that contributed to the flooding.

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