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Storm-damaged Shelby, Tipton counties named federal disaster areas(TENNESSE DELUGE)
The Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/5/2010 | staff

Posted on 05/06/2010 6:17:35 AM PDT by GailA

On the day a body was recovered from the area's worst storm in years, the federal government declared Shelby and Tipton counties disaster areas.

The declaration, requested by Gov. Phil Bredesen, clears the way for federal aid to areas damaged by flooding.

It brings to 10 the number of Tennessee counties declared disaster areas. Four of the counties are in West Tennessee -- Dyer and McNairy were also added Wednesday -- which was hit hard by flooding and wind. The other six to receive the designation -- Cheatham, Davidson, Hickman, Montgomery, Perry and Williamson -- are in Middle Tennessee.

That bit of good news was tempered by the discovery of a body in Raleigh, which may be that of a a 32-year-old man who disappeared in floodwaters Saturday morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at commercialappeal.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Arkansas; US: Mississippi; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: disaster; flood; flooding; floods; memphis; msm; nashville; tennessee; tn; tnfloods2010; twisters
48 photos with the article of the storm damage. Memphis which is Shelby Co was as hard hit as Nashville, yet we have seen hide nor hare of our Dem Governor, nor were we one of the 4 counties named in the federal disaster relief. Millington, Jackson, Dyersberg took EXTENSIVE damage. The Navy Base in Millington was under water as the Big Creek Levy broke, they evacuated Navy housing. They evacuated 1 trailer park of 300+ homes which were under when it finished raining 7-8 feet of water. Those folks are now homeless.

"The governor asked for a federal disaster declaration for 52 Tennessee counties. President Barack Obama approved the first four of those -- Nashville-Davidson County and three surrounding counties -- on Tuesday. "

1 posted on 05/06/2010 6:17:35 AM PDT by GailA
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To: GailA

More photos and videos

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2507556/posts


2 posted on 05/06/2010 6:18:10 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

How to help

The Millington Crisis Center at 8133 Wilkinsville is accepting donations of items including new games, toys, diapers, blankets and toilet paper to help flood victims.
Checks can be mailed to the Millington Crisis Center at P.O. Box 1541, Millington, TN 38083.

Crosspointe Baptist Church, 8850 U.S. 51 in Millington, also is accepting perishable food items to help flood victims.


3 posted on 05/06/2010 6:19:46 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

AGAIN.....WHERE IS OBAMA? The silent-in- chief. HE IS WRONG ON THIS. This is their KATRINA


4 posted on 05/06/2010 6:19:51 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

Like our Dem gov no where to be found.


5 posted on 05/06/2010 6:20:26 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

52 Tennessee counties
___________________________________

More than half the state...

99 counties...

Where’s the One with all the compassion ???


6 posted on 05/06/2010 6:22:00 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: blueyon

New thread from today’s Commic Appeal 48 photos of the storm damage. Shelby Co has still not been named a disaster area by our government. We are the red headed step child of the state.

You would have thought at least the governor would have come and viewed the damage to the Navy base. The biggest employer outside of FedX.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2507886/posts


7 posted on 05/06/2010 6:24:33 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

The last post contained the link to this thread...sorry.


8 posted on 05/06/2010 6:25:29 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

Zero is not interested. This disaster primarily impacted crackers. Zero and Michelle MaBelle hate whites.


9 posted on 05/06/2010 6:26:06 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

If GW had been in office the MSM would have been covering it 24/7 whining why has he not been here yet. 0 gets a pass because he’s a demwit, just like our out going governor.


10 posted on 05/06/2010 6:35:07 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

Sumner County has not been deemed a disaster area at this time. That is unbelievable. Must be because 70% of the county voted against Obama.


11 posted on 05/06/2010 6:36:27 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: GailA
Except that GW actually would have been there, and they still would have been saying he didn't care. Just a photo op. They did that all the time.

(I hate the MSM!)

12 posted on 05/06/2010 6:52:15 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: GailA
Some of my husband's family is in Franklin. Bad stuff there too.

Praying for all concerned.

13 posted on 05/06/2010 6:53:37 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: GailA

Speaking of Fedex and Nashville, do you know if their national distribution facility is closed by the flooding?

My iPad has been sitting at the Fedex facility in Hong Kong for about 30 hours now. The Nashville center being closed might explain it.


14 posted on 05/06/2010 7:02:06 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: blueyon

“AGAIN.....WHERE IS OBAMA?”

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/47/47167.html (Tipton County is almost 80% white!)

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/47/47157.html (Shelby County is more than half black with almost a million people there!)

Obama and the RATS = opportunistic racists. As Rahm said, never let a crisis go to waste - and Katrina (as bad a disaster as it was) was a crisis they milked for all it was worth.

Predominantly ‘white’ areas like Tipton County are not considered ‘people of color’ and, as evidenced by the ‘census’ questionnaire are not valued in the same way (or thought of at all - iow - ‘those white people can take care of themselves’, and our basic presupposition as socialists is that white people have ‘screwed the world (and certinaly the US) so they d#$% well better take care of themselves.’)

Even though ‘white’ and we’re none of us white actually, is the combination of all the colors in the spectrum.

So aren’t we people of color too??! (I’m an ‘Italian American’ - really ‘just’ an American!)

Don’t we count?

But perhaps they failed to look at a RAT qualifying county like Shelby - which is OVER half black! What?! Have they failed qualified ‘people of color’, this so called government of hope and change for ‘the people?’

When is comes to the citizens of this nation, we’re Americans all - Obama and the RATS - you race baiters - no matter how you try to slice and dice us.

OK, I’m done now - let’s rally to help our brethren, sisters and their families in TN - white, black or whatever.


15 posted on 05/06/2010 8:28:52 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: blueyon
WHERE IS OBAMA?

Same place he was after the ice storm in 2009 - waiting for the golf course to dry up so that he can play a quick 18 before eating burgers at some leftwing restaurant in some liberal city somewhere. He sure as heck doesn't care about middle America - we're not HIS people.

Maybe Tennessee should confiscate federal income taxes withheld from employees in the state and divert those funds to taking care of the flood victims and cleanup.

16 posted on 05/06/2010 8:41:08 AM PDT by meyer
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To: SharpRightTurn
Zero and Michelle MaBelle hate whites.

They sure as heck don't mind stealing tax dollars from those hated whites.

17 posted on 05/06/2010 8:42:49 AM PDT by meyer
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To: Tennessee Nana

Looking for another muslim group to pander to.


18 posted on 05/06/2010 8:54:38 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: GailA

Red Cross relief efforts for TN:

http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.1a019a978f421296e81ec89e43181aa0/?vgnextoid=f9d514273cb68210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD


19 posted on 05/06/2010 9:02:48 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: TennTuxedo

RUSH is talking about this now 1:15pm here in Memphis.


20 posted on 05/06/2010 11:15:34 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: meyer

That is all we are good for to him.


21 posted on 05/06/2010 11:16:27 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: ohioWfan

You are so right. We heard it time and time again.


22 posted on 05/06/2010 11:17:50 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA
Just heard Rush talk about this. It's being ignored because in spite of the devastation, there is no "story."

It's fly-over, Bible belt country, and to this administration and their leftist criminal press, you don't matter.

It stinks.

(I wonder if President Bush is considering going to Nashville secretly, like he did to Ft. Hood......)

23 posted on 05/06/2010 11:21:01 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

We haven’t even seen our governor!

But it would be nice to see GW here, in MEMPHIS, the red headed step child of the state.


24 posted on 05/06/2010 11:25:12 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA
Keep your eyes open. He's far more likely to show up in Memphis than the Marxist-narcissist-pretender-Punk is.

btw, where has your Governor been?

25 posted on 05/06/2010 11:42:46 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

Nashville!


26 posted on 05/06/2010 11:46:28 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: TennTuxedo

Bet Dyer Co was the same.

http://www.wreg.com/
Choose the video Flood Victims find little to salvage

Several other videos on the damage

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/tennessee/050510_millington-pastor-counts-his-blessings

29 dead, 5 missing in 3 states
http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12439071


27 posted on 05/06/2010 12:54:12 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

http://www.newschannel5.com/


28 posted on 05/06/2010 12:56:42 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

Thank you Kenny Chesney for standing up for Tennessee! You have to wait through the commercial to see the interview, and footage Kenny took.

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2010/05/06/ac.kenny.chesney.intv.cnn


29 posted on 05/06/2010 3:19:27 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: ohioWfan

From what I hear, Hickman county was also hit very hard.


30 posted on 05/06/2010 3:54:36 PM PDT by pnz1
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To: Tennessee Nana

You Tube videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXKdcg7jMIQ&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrIVHym7PQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcqKgaDLgDM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ-l5ZKKwmw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5gYhLKwSp4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tU4pSDc9Ig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2ZMFDSocAY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKhIuQoRNR4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bywotLxMGuY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN3pgF-24M0&feature=related


31 posted on 05/06/2010 7:07:52 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: blueyon

Obama and TN do not not mix,


32 posted on 05/06/2010 8:33:36 PM PDT by Lumper20
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