"I want to say this: Graceland is safe. And we would charge hell with a water pistol to keep it that way, and I'd be willing to lead the charge."
--Bob Nations Jr., director of the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency, regarding the flood waters in Tennessee. Low-lying areas around Memphis have been the worst hit, while levees are expected to hold, protecting much of the city as well as landmarks like Graceland.
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