Bad Weather Hits Memphis, Leaves Trail of Damage

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Strong winds and heavy rain have pounded Memphis, leaving 9,400 utility customers without electricity. No serious injuries were reported.

A department store, car dealership and restaurant were heavily damaged late Thursday afternoon as up to an inch of rain fell. The National Weather Service says there was an unconfirmed report of a tornado by a member of the public.

Trees fell on houses and streets flooded, including the area outside City Hall. A tractor-trailer was blown over by the wind.

Witnesses said an area hard hit was Germantown Parkway near Interstate 40.

Because of weather concerns, a concert by country music stars Toby Keith and Trace Adkins was postponed in nearby DeSoto County, Miss., until Sept. 16.

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