A day after Memphis and Shelby County Office of Preparedness director Bob Nations warned citizens of an evacuation flyer hoax, he announced that county officials will begin handing out the real flyers today.
The official county flyer is yellow with a picture of the county seal. It says "EVACUATE!!!" in large letters across the top, followed by "Your Property Is in Danger Right Now." Flyers will be hand-delivered by public safety personnel. Since the flyer can be easily photocopied, Nations urged citizens to verify the person delivering their flyer is official by asking for credentials. Only citizens in flood zones will receive flyers, but Nations said receiving a flyer isn't a guarantee that certain properties will flood.
"This does not mean the water is at your doorstep," Nations said at the 8:30 a.m. flood press briefing at the Memphis and Shelby County Emergency Management Agency. "It means you are in a high impact area."