Here is a clip about the local flooding of April/May 2011. Sandy, my sitter, and Mom heard the blast from the levee blowing in New Madrid according to Sandy. I was surprised at that and waited to hear the blow from the other levee blowing in Hickman, but we didn't hear that one today. I don't know if I just had my earphones on and was listening to a book or what. From what I can gather, Mom would have been asleep.
Nonetheless this shows the reason I went out of my way to avoid Dyersburg, TN, on my way back to my parents' house this time. Dyersburg is on the normal route I take back and forth between my parents' house and my home in Memphis.