Skip to comments.Major Flooding in Nashville
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
Flood must be bad, if you cannot provide a link.
It floated away...
I’m watching this on Channel 2 live link...
Click on “Watch live link”
I-24, I-65 and I-40 shut down
Hmm, my sister lives in Nashville, near Vanderbilt is all I know. Wonder how she’s doing.
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.
Maybe they can give Boston some of their water. I heard they are on a boil water alert.
In Antioch, I keep hearing emergency vehicles every few minutes...
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.
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
Yeah, I can’t get to the airport from Hermitage.
I can believe that!
The president is monitoring the situation closely.
Where is he today ?
WH Correspondents Dinner - tweetings calling it the nerd prom
Care to give the rest of us who DON’T live in Nashville a clue as to what caused this?
I think it was probably a lot of rain . . .
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.
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.
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).
Well...rain. Lots of it. I think we got 18”.
got hail about 4 times ...getting it again now..easter ok..its moving northease
where are you?
Sorry! 8” of rain. Huge difference. :D
The weekend isn’t over yet...
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m in Covington. We had at least 12” and it’s raining as I type.
I have lived in the Memphis area for 40 years, and have never seen this much rain in such a short period of time.
Boy, oh Boy! Could Nashville ever use some Global Warming.
Well Al Gore did just purchase a nice size boat!
I know 2 of those pics are from Mt. Juliet. Wonder where the others are?
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!
For Nashville FaceBookers:
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.
“Boy, oh Boy! Could Nashville ever use some Global Warming.”
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.
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.
I was in Nashville yesterday morning on business. Looks like I got out just in time!
Just dang! It didn’t look like THAT yesterday.
They are predicting twice as much rain for tomorrow.
I’m thinking about moving to TN. Any insight you can offer?What areas to stay clear of?
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.
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.
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.