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Major Flooding in Nashville
Myself | 05/01/2010 | Myself

Posted on 05/01/2010 3:42:59 PM PDT by Hotdog

Wow, I live here and this is unbelievable!!!

Watching Channel 2 in Nashville...they have Live streaming


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bluestatequality; flood; flooding; floodingnashville; floods; nashville; tennessee; tn; tnfloods2010
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1 posted on 05/01/2010 3:43:00 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: Hotdog

Flood must be bad, if you cannot provide a link.


2 posted on 05/01/2010 3:44:27 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Flood must be bad, if you cannot provide a link.

It floated away...

3 posted on 05/01/2010 3:50:58 PM PDT by meyer (It's time...)
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To: 1rudeboy

I’m watching this on Channel 2 live link...

http://www.wkrn.com/

Click on “Watch live link”

I-24, I-65 and I-40 shut down


4 posted on 05/01/2010 3:51:49 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: Hotdog

Hmm, my sister lives in Nashville, near Vanderbilt is all I know. Wonder how she’s doing.


5 posted on 05/01/2010 3:56:19 PM PDT by JenB
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To: 1rudeboy


6 posted on 05/01/2010 4:00:21 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: JenB

Cars caught in rising water on I-24 in Nashville are totally submerged. Gridlock in many areas of Nashville. And Williamson County south of the city. More rain on the way. Worst flooding in the region in 15 years or so. They even cancelled a prom in Antioch (SE Nashville), that’s how bad it is.


7 posted on 05/01/2010 4:03:14 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Hotdog

Maybe they can give Boston some of their water. I heard they are on a boil water alert.


8 posted on 05/01/2010 4:03:45 PM PDT by Dacula (Critical thinking Conservative American who believes in our Constitution.)
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To: Hotdog

In Antioch, I keep hearing emergency vehicles every few minutes...


9 posted on 05/01/2010 4:03:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: JenB

Haven’t heard any reports of flooding in the Vanderbilt area, but I-24 near Briley parkway is flooded (east of there the other side of downtown). Traffic is the problem now due to many closed roads around town. All three major interstates are impassible in places. The mayor of Nashville says stay home if your home isn’t flooded.


10 posted on 05/01/2010 4:06:24 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Yup - I’m in Franklin, outside Nashville. It’s devastating. Cars FLOATING down the interstate, along with a school portable classroom. All roads into a nearby town, closed. Our creeks and rivers here have crested.

Here at the house, the basement is flooding, we’ve been doing the water vac now for several hours


11 posted on 05/01/2010 4:06:48 PM PDT by turbocat
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To: turbocat

Yeah, I can’t get to the airport from Hermitage.


12 posted on 05/01/2010 4:13:25 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I can believe that!


13 posted on 05/01/2010 4:14:53 PM PDT by turbocat
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To: turbocat

The president is monitoring the situation closely.

Where is he today ?


14 posted on 05/01/2010 4:15:06 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: maine yankee

WH Correspondents Dinner - tweetings calling it the nerd prom


15 posted on 05/01/2010 4:18:05 PM PDT by turbocat
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To: Hotdog

Care to give the rest of us who DON’T live in Nashville a clue as to what caused this?


16 posted on 05/01/2010 4:26:20 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Redbob

I think it was probably a lot of rain . . .


17 posted on 05/01/2010 4:29:11 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Redbob

From what I’m hearing we had over 8” of rain in a very short period of time...just a few hours. I’m also afraid to say that they are forecasting more of the same for tonight and tomorrow...so stay tuned.


18 posted on 05/01/2010 4:29:19 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: Redbob

Torrential rains all day long, tornado threats.... bad weather that had massive amt of rain. We got 8” here and some areas 10”-12” in a short period of time.


19 posted on 05/01/2010 4:29:34 PM PDT by turbocat
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To: Hotdog

Hehe...that’s what the entire Western part of Tennessee looks like. I woke up at 5:30am with the fire department sitting outside my house and a river running down the street. (Memphis area).


20 posted on 05/01/2010 4:32:51 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: Redbob

Well...rain. Lots of it. I think we got 18”.


21 posted on 05/01/2010 4:34:06 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: Hotdog

got hail about 4 times ...getting it again now..easter ok..its moving northease


22 posted on 05/01/2010 4:40:30 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

where are you?


23 posted on 05/01/2010 4:41:08 PM PDT by turbocat
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To: TNdandelion

Sorry! 8” of rain. Huge difference. :D


24 posted on 05/01/2010 4:41:38 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: TNdandelion

The weekend isn’t over yet...


25 posted on 05/01/2010 4:43:44 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: maine yankee
Where is he today ?

I can't remember if he was going to visit the gulf or going out to golf. Don't worry - the federal government will offer NO aid. Nashville ain't "chocolate" enough for the racist in chief.

26 posted on 05/01/2010 4:46:22 PM PDT by meyer (It's time...)
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To: Hotdog

True...We still have tornado watches and severe weather watches through Sunday but I think only 2 more inches of rain predicted. That could do quite a bit more damage. I told my parents to head back to Nashville because there’s no way to get Memphis unless they go to Alabama or something.


27 posted on 05/01/2010 4:46:50 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: TNdandelion

We have a tornado watch for the Chattanooga area. Haven’t had any rain to speak of yet, but the bad stuff is moving across the state - slowly. And, there’s plenty of moisture in the air.


28 posted on 05/01/2010 4:50:40 PM PDT by meyer (It's time...)
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To: Redbob

I live 140 miles Southwest of Nashville on the Tenn/Miss line. We have had 11 inches of rain and four more tornado warnings...North of us it is worse. This system was predicted to be worse than last weekends system. We didn’t get an F-4 but lots of dangerous wind and rain. The weather has been training in a Northeasterly direction and is why Nashville has gotten swamped 3 hours after we got it.


29 posted on 05/01/2010 4:53:30 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: TNdandelion

I’m in Covington. We had at least 12” and it’s raining as I type.


30 posted on 05/01/2010 5:01:40 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: vetvetdoug

I have lived in the Memphis area for 40 years, and have never seen this much rain in such a short period of time.


31 posted on 05/01/2010 5:04:24 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: Hotdog

Boy, oh Boy! Could Nashville ever use some Global Warming.


32 posted on 05/01/2010 5:06:34 PM PDT by Realman30 (If 10% is good enough for Jesus, it ought to be enough for Uncle Sam.)
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To: Realman30

Well Al Gore did just purchase a nice size boat!


33 posted on 05/01/2010 5:11:03 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I know 2 of those pics are from Mt. Juliet. Wonder where the others are?


34 posted on 05/01/2010 5:12:37 PM PDT by pnz1
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To: Realman30

Al Gore supposedly lives in the area, or lived, not sure how up to date I am. I don’t follow him very closely. LOL!


35 posted on 05/01/2010 5:12:47 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Hotdog

For Nashville FaceBookers:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/I-survived-the-Great-Nashville-Monsoon-of-May-1st/103465826364244


36 posted on 05/01/2010 5:14:49 PM PDT by turbocat
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To: Realman30

Just outside of Smyrna, TN, heading toward Murfreesboro you get to drive over the Al Gore Jr. Bridge. It’s a horrible looking little deteriorating whitewashed two-lane bridge. I think Al used to be the local Congresscritter, the seat Bart Gordon is vacating, praise be to God.


37 posted on 05/01/2010 5:16:28 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Realman30

“Boy, oh Boy! Could Nashville ever use some Global Warming.”
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You’re obviously confused! Global warming caused this flooding as well as the dry weather where I live. It caused the weather to be so cold here on Tuesday that many people wore jackets all day and it will cause the ninety five degree weather that is forecast for tomorrow. It caused the oil rig to blow up in the gulf...or is the oil rig disaster causing global warming? Dangit now I am confused.


38 posted on 05/01/2010 5:31:32 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Hotdog

I’m in Brentwood. This flooding is serious. I have friends and co-workers who live in Smyrna and Murfreesboro. They had to work in Franklin and Cool Springs today. They can’t get home, so I’m having a sleepover until they can get home safely. We just heard that one person drowned when I-24 flooded.

Stay safe.


39 posted on 05/01/2010 5:35:04 PM PDT by Kitten1 (12/23/1898; 12/25/1901; 3/6/36; 6/25/39; 9/11/55 -- Your sacrifice is not forgotten.)
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To: Coldwater Creek
Weather channel is saying that in Corinth, Ms, many streets are flooded. I live in Corinth...no $41t......It is as bad of a flood event that I have ever seen...I believe I saw it just as bad once in Del Rio, Texas when hurricane Beulah came up the Rio Grande and flooded the area...this is just as bad...
40 posted on 05/01/2010 5:37:19 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Hotdog

I was in Nashville yesterday morning on business. Looks like I got out just in time!


41 posted on 05/01/2010 5:52:48 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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This is a shot from a traffic camera late this afternoon. This is Interstate 24 at Bell Road (exit 56) on the southeast side of Nashville. Traffic got backed up because the road had a little standing water on it. Then Mill Creek rose out of its banks very quickly. They rescued lots of people, and I believe that they said someone drowned there. There are a huge number of flooded areas in Nashville, and officials are telling to stay off the roads unless it is an emergency.
42 posted on 05/01/2010 6:06:49 PM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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Just dang! It didn’t look like THAT yesterday.


43 posted on 05/01/2010 6:18:39 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: OrangeDaisy

They are predicting twice as much rain for tomorrow.


44 posted on 05/01/2010 6:18:48 PM PDT by turbocat
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To: turbocat

se ok


45 posted on 05/01/2010 6:34:50 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Hotdog

I’m thinking about moving to TN. Any insight you can offer?What areas to stay clear of?


46 posted on 05/01/2010 8:51:48 PM PDT by Bluebeard16
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To: Bluebeard16

This is unprecedented, so no one can plan for something like this. Primarily do not buy a home near Mill Creek in Davidson County or the Harpeth River in Williamson County. There are plenty of hills and valleys around here, so you can find a house on a hill that will never flood. Just make sure you check if the property is in a flood plain before you buy anything.


47 posted on 05/01/2010 9:09:56 PM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Whoa! That is some water! On the good side, those gas prices at the Pilot are a good 30 cents lower than here in south California.


48 posted on 05/02/2010 5:12:40 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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I just saw pics on tenneseean.com. Looks very bad. My prayers go out to all living in, stuck in, or passing through Nashville.

Now, a personal concern of mine. I live in MD and plan to vacation for 4 days in Nashville in mid-June (my first trip outside the eastern time zone since 1983 when I visited steprelatives in Canada's Maritimes). How badly hit are tourist attractions there? (Music Row, Fort Nashborough, the Hermitage, Murfreesboro battlefield, TN Central Railway Museum, Vandy U) From maps I see Opryland and Fort Nashborough are on the river.

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49 posted on 05/02/2010 5:32:57 AM PDT by foreverfree
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I finally saw the pics on this thread (I have a very slow connection). Looks worse.

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50 posted on 05/02/2010 5:36:59 AM PDT by foreverfree
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