Skip to comments.Nashville Floods (VANITY)
Posted on 05/03/2010 6:23:06 PM PDT by Imgr8t
I can only hope that now Gov. Bredesen has asked Obama for help, we'll get some national recognition with what's going on here in the Music City.
We are under a flood warning here in Murfreesboro, and more than likely will be travelling to Bellvue to help friends with a flooded house.
This is a big deal here... they are sandbagging the last water treatment plant to keep it safe. The only entrance is via the railroad tracks. I can totally see how Davidson Metro could be without water soon.
Again, sorry for the vanity.
Thanks for the update.
No apologies, we FReepers need to know how our FRiends are doing. There is not nearly enough coverage in the media about this.
Is FEMA there? Where’s Obozo? Nothing....
Bredesen singed the paperwork on the news tonight for federal funds. Obama called him and promised help. We’ll see... but it’s bad and the MSM is ignoring it. Maybe having a dem Mayor and Gov will help us get recognition.
I’ve been thru a flood as a first reponder/FF. Take care and be careful.
Prayers for you and all who are going through this right now.
They evacuated the Opryland hotel last night, 1500 visitors. LP Field is underwater so is the Bridgestone Arena. Opry Mills mall is up to the roof in water.
If there are any FReepers in the Murfreesboro area that need releif, please let me know. So far, we’ve been fine, but who knows how long that will last.
Prayers for you. I have family in Hendersonville. They say they’ve never seen anything like this and they’ve been there over 30 years. Maybe this is Obama’s Katrina.
Someone I know was rescued when her neighbor came to her house by small boat. She and her six cats were upstairs, her furniture and refrigerator were “floating around” downstairs and the water level was rising. Her car had floated away to parts unknown.
They all got out of the house and into the boat from an second story window.
The flood-faring neighbor said he checked on her because she had adopted one of his cats and he wanted to see that “Smudge” was okay. (He was.)
This was in the Belleview area of Nashville.
Well, if they need help let me know. We are close, let us know what we can do. So far we’re dry and have resources.
I feel this is going to be really, really bad. Now reports are that the cumberland won’t crest until midnight.
I agree. And, while the pressure is normal and it's probably my imagination, I think it smells a bit funny. We're filtering as usual and stocking up on the bottled stuff.
It’s a mess around Nashville. At one point Saturday or Sunday, they had to rescue several Nashville Electric Service workers from the ROOF of the power substation. They sought higher ground, and ended up on the roof.
Hang in there, all. It’s a mess, but you’ll get through it.
Should this be in News/Activism?
We need to know about the flooding. Certainly aren’t being informed by the MSM. Would have thought Obama could have spoken about this calamity.
Prayers for all in the flood zone.
Thanks for the update! How are the suburbs south of the city?
We went through this same thing after 24” of rain in 48 hours last Sept. here in Austell, ga. Prayers for y’all.
13 inches of rain in two days. New record.
I have been watching and praying for you guys. Enough is enough, already! You all had 12 inches of rain in one day! Last I checked the storm has caused 15 deaths.
Living in hurricane ally, I understand how painful flooding is. Keep your chin up and work, work, work, until you get to the other side. Help each other. Pray! You will come through this.
As a Vanderbilt grad who doesn’t get back to Nashville as often as I’d like (I’m 425 miles east), my thoughts are with you. Though I’m a native of Charlotte, and a lifelong resident (college excepted) of the Charlotte area, Nashville remains a great favorite of mine, and I am grieved to see the problems there.
I would venture to guess that most people don’t think of Nashville as a river city; the Cumberland tends to look like an insignificant meandering stream on most maps. But it’s a real river, important commercially with substantial barge traffic and hydroelectric plants in addition to recreational uses. And dams and locks notwithstanding, we are periodically reminded that it’s not fully tamed.
Best wishes for a rapid rebound.
We are watching a 1:00 replay of Fox News 17 because they are flooded.
I think that's what was recorded at the airport. 19 to 20 inches were recorded elsewhere around town. There's so much damage...
I was finally able to get through to friends in Nashville today. One got flooded out of his house in Bellevue. Another friend got some incredible pictures of all the devastation...luckily her house is fine. I’m horrified by her pictures of Opryland hotel. She said the Grand Ol’ Opry is flooded too. I still haven’t been able to reach a friend of mine who lives in Belle Meade and I’m hoping that means she’s out of town. It’s sad to see a city I love go through this! I only get out there once a year but it’s like home to me. My thoughts and prayers are with all y’all down there.
So what I am watching right now is a replay from 1 pm? I suppose the river finally did go over the bank? Hope all are OK..
This came so quick that there was no chance for FEMA to pre-stage. Heck, many places were flooded 8 to 10 hours after the rain started,
I’m so sorry. You really feel like you are in an alternative universe in these times. The rest of the country has everything perfectly normal while you can’t even get the news!
Things will get back to normal faster than you think. There are plenty of Americans who know exactly what is happening to you even if they are not there.
These things remind us that it is always local first - that is all that matters because the rest of the country has no idea what you are dealing with and they don’t really care. It is like the North Easterners damning Arizona -a border state - for wanting to enforce legal immigration laws. You need the people around you; you need the leaders you elected to be with it and on top of the problems you are facing and get things in order w/o excuse and fast.
cumberland has crested at 51.1 feet, 12 feet over flood level. Channel 4 is live now.
no kidding..it’s a mess here and if you did not have flood insurance then you are screwed
and if not in a flood plain you couldn’t buy it
already been turned down by homeowners for my collapsed driveway
(which is nothing compared to what many have suffered)
I am with you in spirit. Cedar Rapids/Iowa City was totally flooded in to disaster zone two years ago. We did not get much help or attention because we did not riot, demand fedgov save us, sandbagged and helped each other and did the best we could to take care of our own. Probably similar to where you are. It is devestating, areas of cedar rapids are still uninhabitable, courthouse still not functional, hundreds of houses and businesses destroyed I am so sorry for what you are going through.
Something worthy of note is that while there are people in this area that turn to the government for everything (because that is all they've been taught), there are others that don't wait for the government to take care of them. Case in point: The majority of rescues from submerged areas have been performed by everyday citizens... They just put their boats in the water and went to work. They didn't ask for permission... They didn't wait to be told... They saw people that needed help and went to work. That is the way most people around here think. We've never depended on outside government agencies to come rescue us... If you look at the videos and pictures, and take into account the area involved, it isn't hard to see that this could have been another Katrina situation. (Not to mention the fact that there was no where near the amount of "warning time" or "get ready" time when compared to the Katrina disaster!) The difference is in our attitude. We tend to have a bit more of a "We have got to get this taken care of!" attitude instead of "They've got to get something done for us."
Yes, it is bad here. The distruction is terrible, especially in the Davidson and Williamson County areas... The more rural areas, like my home county of Maury, are heavily flooded, but the structures and people are less impacted due to the less dense population. I feel certain that we do not yet have a final death toll... But I am proud of how the majority of people have handled this disaster thus far. It could have been so much worse.
Pray for everyone impacted by these events...
Proud of you all and the “can do” attitude. Great Americans!
Did you film that? Well done.
Nice video collage. Yours?
Looks like it may have been done with one of the DSLR cameras with video capability.
No but I’m still disappointed at the coverage we are not getting.
People there should be getting their $2000.00 gift cards soon.....oh wait....never mind, Obozo is prez.
No, Obama listed just a few counties in the federal disaster area. Here in Rutherford, Wilson and other places, we’ll be left to deal with it.
It’s very widespread. I’m taking a load of stuff tomorrow to friends in Bellvue and just giving it to them. Hammers, saws, bottled water...
I guess the mantra is, “Oh, how did they vote? We’ll give them aid...” sucks.
The presidential POS has never been in Tennessee.
And, he ain’t welcome either.
I volunteer with the Red Cross, so have been running my hind end off since Saturday. I have set up one shelter, arranged ham radio communication between the headquarters and 3 shelters without power or phone, closed another shelter and done damage assessment.... all since 1pm Saturday. Tomorrow early I have a radio interview.
The damage to the infrastructure here is catastrophic. It will take many many months to recover from this. Opryland hotel has announced it will take three to six months to reopen. Many buildings downtown are damaged... including the new symphony center, which had several Steinway pianos and their 3.5 million dollar, hand made, wooden pipe organ wrecked, the Ryman Auditorium is damaged, the stadium and arena had water in them, the Grand Ole Opry is wrecked. One cartage place is on the river and I know several musicians have lost all their touring instruments.
I even had a farmer tell me today he almost didn't get his machines out of harms way in time. I saw a parking lot full of big rig trucks, all of them under water..... all of them fully loaded with freight.
Jobs are gone while businesses re-assess. Some may never come back. Thousands and thousands of homes are totalled.... tens of thousands damaged.
What can you do to help? Send money to whatever charity you like. Volunteer to help with some organization. You don't have to spend much time. A few hours answering the phones would help. Cook someone a meal. Watch someone’s kids for a little while so mom and dad can clean. Read the kids a story.
Most importantly, give someone who is grieving a hug. It works wonders.
I pray for the families who have been wiped out by the flood. I think of all the years I lived in and around Nashville, and I don't recall that kind of flooding in the city. There was a flood in Warren County when I was a wee child and I remember seeing the water coming up to the porch and swirling around and the big iron kettle floating. It's a devastating thing to lose so much. May the lord give strength and courage to all. I feel sure that the UMC is collecting "flood buckets" now. That is what they do here in WV every time there is flooding (and there is lots of flooding in WV). There will be disaster funds collected and sent also. From this distance, I don't know what else I can do besides pray for everyone affected. And God bless you for all that you re doing. May He give you the extra strength you need.
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