Skip to comments.The Worst Disaster Since the Civil War But Not as News Worthy as an Oil Spill
Posted on 05/06/2010 10:34:04 AM PDT by Rhonda Robinson
While Katie Couric and Michael Bloomberg were surmising that Tea Party Patriots were behind the failed New York bombing, Nashville was waking up to the aftermath of the areas largest rainfall in 500 years.
The storms began rolling in Saturday afternoon as I watched the radar. By early evening, I was glued to the local news. People were fleeing their cars, as they began to float. A Christian school building was swept away and joined cars and trucks drifting down highway 24.
The damage is devastating, the cost is in the billions; thousands have lost everything, but is it news worthy? Not really, not to the extent it deserves. Some are asking why, but some of us believe the answer is obvious.
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Nashville is full of Tea Party patriots....didn’t they just have a Tea Party convention in Nashville???
as is such they are a threat to emperor obama hence he will not help and his errand boys in the criminal liberal media have no time to cover this disaster...
Obama is only President of the people and the states that voted for him. He’s made that abundantly clear already.
“Nashville was waking up to the aftermath of the areas largest rainfall in 500 years.”
Wow. They found records going back to 1510. I didn’t know.
OBAMA’S K A T R I N A
Thank you. I knew there was flooding in Nashville, but not to the degree you revealed. And I think you’re absolutely right, BTW.
I’m amazed that I am seeing no news crews (except for the local stations) around the downtown area.
When I talk to people outside the Nashville area they have no clue how bad it is here.
I seem to remember some bad floods last year in the upper midwest. As bad as Katrina. Obama sat on his hands, and the press said little or nothing.
I’m in Cincinnati, and I had no idea. No local coverage at all.
I was in Memphis the day the Sadaam brothers were captured. What didn’t make the news that day was an unbelievable straight line wind storm in Memphis that knocked the city off its hinges for about 3 weeks ... 200 year old trees down everywhere, huge damage, etc. But not a “peep” in the national media ... not a peep in the local media either because there was no electricity. So I know how these folks must feel ... they should be FRONT PAGE NEWS. God bless them.
It’s the Bible Belt.
For Obama, it’s like sunlight is to vampires.
If this disaster would have happened in Harlem, we would have been inundated by 24 hour newscasts, telethons and weeping celebrities the very first day.
I had no idea how bad it was until people started posting about it on some of the music forums I participate in. Gibson Guitars is underwater. Many of the Nashville studios that house irreplaceable, vintage gear underwater. While obviously not even comparing to the tragic loss of life, just the loss to the music world is unimaginable.
Thanks for posting this.
Those would be the floods that threatened Fargo ND. The people of Fargo joined the NG in putting up sandbags against the swollen river. They were all White people, not waiting for the feds to come save them. This happened two years in a row and Obama said nothing.
Sorry to hear that as well as all of the other losses.
Fortunately OUR Gibson Guitar is NOT under water, just snow covered.
Gibson has an acoustic guitar plant here in Bozeman, MT.
Where’s Al Gore?
My heart goes out to the people in Nashville. The media and lack of DC response makes me furious! I fear this is a preview of what will happen if my area has a hurricane this summer since our rep voted against Obamacare.
Now that you mention it, didn't he just buy and move into a new home in California? Just in time to miss this record breaking rainfall and flood in his "native" Tennessee.
Coincidence? I think not!
Where’s Schlep Smith?
“Wheres Schlep Smith?”
I was just wondering the same thing. He should be there, crying and blubbering all over himself.
Nashville? That’s in the Bible Belt. Probably full of Bitter Clingers and Militia types. Too much God and too many guns. All those Country Music stars, and aside from Charlie Pride, can’t recall one of color. Nothing to see here, move along....
This thread has tons of photos of the flooding in Millington, Dyer, Jackson, and some links to photos of the twisters that hit AR and MS. Links with in links to earlier posted threads just scroll down.
The Navy base where the Bureau of Personnel is housed at Millington was flooded when the Big Creek Levy gave way. Navy housing was evacuated. So we have a number of Military families in need. Shady Oaks trailer court had 300+ trailers under 7-8 feet of water, they evacuated it too. Other trailer parks had damage along with business.
Storm deluge thread:
We threw our own Tea Party several years ago to prevent an UNCONSTITUTIONAL State Income Tax. The governor then called out the Storm Troopers then to surround the Capitol bldg...I was there that day.
Compared to the hysterical tone of the coverage of the floods of the Northeast a few weeks ago, I would venture the scale of this disaster is mainly unknown to those here in the NorthEast.
Don’t forget the ICE STORM that did millions in damage years before the Wind Storm.
Ditto for Millington, Dyer Co, Jackson, etc. Only local news coverage. We had footage of Dyersberg on News 5 in Memphis.
Barry hates white people and wants them to die.
I saw quite a bit on Millington on Fri here in Nashville. They were covering it closely on the news. Then.....Saturday the world fell on Nashville
Choose the video Flood Victims find little to salvage
Several other videos on the damage
29 dead, 5 missing in 3 states
We are seeing both here in Memphis. The entire corridor from Memphis to Nashville is effected.
***When I talk to people outside the Nashville area they have no clue how bad it is here.***
I have kin in Nashville. My Aunt was almost trapped in the flooding on Briley Parkway. She sent me pictures of the devestation in downtown Nashville and Opryland.
It is bad!
I was just out earlier this afternoon and went from West End Ave to Goodlettsville back thru downtown.
IT STINKS in some areas..I mean it REALLY REALLY STINKS. The smell is overwhelming in some areas that look perfectly NORMAL. It smells of sewage and damp. Horrible. I had my AC on and windows up and could STILL smell it.
There are dumpsters full of damaged wet, soggy, nasty possesions. Peoples LIVES gone.
I went thru downtown..part of Lower Broadway is open..from 4thAveN to the river is CLOSED and still without power. It was weird to see business open and people out just a couple of blocks from there.
Bridgestone Arena was supposed to host the Natl Day of Prayer..they are all sitting outside on folding chairs competing with some of the sounds from the reopened few bars.
Overall, on the major thoroughfares, it looks normal. Then you go in a couple of blocks and things begin to look different..then the SMELL hits you.
I didnt get to the Opryland Hotel area, I will try to go there tomorrow. Continue to use the following resources for updates:
wsvm.com (LIVE STREAMING TELETHON TONIGHT 7-10PM CST)
I haven’t been back to Millington since day after, I suspect it is as bad. Millington took the brunt of Shelby County’s damage. And the rest of Memphis looks like business as usual.
Wonder when the country music stars do fund raisers for Nashville that the rest of the state will be supported too?
Thanks Backhoe, could you post some thing about the Navy base in Millington being hard hit as was Millington, which took the brunt of the flooding in Shelby Co. Just go back through the threads on the links I put on the thread.
LOTS OF PHOTOS
Red Cross Link:
WOW..just got this from my neighborhood listserv...and I will be buying TIDE from now on for my laundry!
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 2:20 PM
Tide Loads for Hope trucks are coming to Nashville on Wednesday, May 12.
The Tide staff will literally wash, dry, and fold clothes for our
neighbors who need it.
Locations to be announced: Please contact Tide at 800-879-8433 (press 0
for operator) and let them know Nashville needs Loads of Hope.
The more calls they receive the bigger priority we...... become.
Flooded Victims Guidelines - Metro Nashville Public Schools
* Students who have been displaced from their homes and currently
reside elsewhere are allowed to remain in their current school
regardless of where they reside now, even if it’s outside of Davidson
* If a family needs special transportation to remain at the current
school, instruct them to contact the Customer Service Center at 259-INFO
to discuss transportation options.
* Students who lost their standard school attire should not be
expected to meet our guidelines immediately upon returning to school.
Families needing assistance with SSA should contact the Homeless Office.
If the appropriate sizes are available, clothing will be sent to the
child at school. Please note at this point in the year our SSA
inventory is very low.
* Students who have been displaced from their homes will now
qualify for free/reduced price lunches. The Homeless Office staff will
complete approved free lunch forms for all eligible students upon
receipt of the completed Student Residency Questionnaire.
* Students displaced from their homes who now reside elsewhere
(either temporarily or permanently) have two choices of schools: the
school in which they are now enrolled, or the school into whose zone
they have moved. It is not necessary to submit an emergency hardship
transfer to attend either of these two schools.
* If parents are requesting a school different from the 2 mentioned
above, they will need to seek an emergency hardship transfer.
* Some schools may receive students displaced from other counties.
These students should be permitted to enroll as long as they provide an
address in your zone.
* In situations where the family intends to return to their flooded
residence, but who may want their mail to go temporarily to another
address, the school will simply change the mailing address in Chancery.
* All students who are absent because of the floods should be
marked as excused absences. It is not permissible to mark students
present who are not attending school, regardless of the reason.
* It is not necessary for students to return flood-destroyed
textbooks to schools. We do not want to spread mold into our schools.
13 tornadoes touched down
Thank you Kenny Chesney for standing up for Tennessee! You have to wait through the commercial to see the interview, and footage Kenny took.
This may deserve a thread of it’s own.
Went ahead and gave it a thread of it’s own.
Very Important! 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) Call FEMA to report damage. Sumner County really needs to get on the Fed Disaster List. Even those that have flood policies need to contact FEMA asap. VERY IMPORTANT!
Thanks, I will add that too.
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