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  • The Japanese mayor who was laughed at for building a huge sea wall

    05/14/2011 1:05:18 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 2:32 AM on 14th May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The huge sea wall and floodgates took 12 years to build and had been widely regarded as a £20million folly. But today one former Japanese mayor is being hailed as a saviour after the grandiose construction allowed his small town escaped the devastation wrought by the March 11 tsunami. In the rubble of Japan's northeast coast, Fudai stands as tall as ever after. No homes were swept away. In fact, they barely got wet. The 3,000 residents owe their lives to the late Kotaku Wamura, who lived through an earlier tsunami and made it a priority of his four-decade tenure...
  • Flooding to Cost Arkansas Agriculture over $500 million?

    05/12/2011 12:07:30 AM PDT · by fella · 4 replies
    Delta Farm Press ^ | 10 May 2011 | Arkansas Farm Bureau
    Flooding to cost Arkansas agriculture over $500 million? Arkansas Farm Bureau May 10, 2011 10:59am •Figure does not include infrastructure repairs/replacement. •63 Arkansas counties declared disaster areas. .With more than 1 million acres of Arkansas cropland underwater, the impact of flooding to Arkansas crops and forage is expected to top $500 million dollars, according to preliminary research by agricultural economists at the Arkansas Farm Bureau. A total of 63 counties in Arkansas have been declared disaster areas as a result of storms and flooding that have ravaged the state since late April. As the state’s largest industry segment, agriculture annually...
  • Memphis Flood

    05/09/2011 8:18:44 PM PDT · by neverhome · 11 replies ^ | 05.09.11 | Alan Burkhart
    I shot this image today. It's from just west of the I-40 MS River bridge, before the Arkansas truck scale. An old school bus (perhaps converted for hunting/camping) had been left on the I-40 access road. It's a good bet that it's beyond salvaging at this point. Anyway, it gives a good perspective as to just how bad the flooding is right now.
  • Epic flooding will test levee system as never before, experts say (N.O. worried)

    05/09/2011 5:38:22 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 9 May 2011 | Tom Watkins
    "I wouldn't say that this is going to be a disaster, but the modern Mississippi levee system has never been tested under flood conditions like this," he said. "It's probably going to exceed water levels not seen since the Great Flood of 1927: historically the largest ever measured."
  • The Great Memphis Flood of 2011

    05/07/2011 7:05:20 PM PDT · by Palladin · 24 replies ^ | May 7, 2011 | Staff
    Roads Closed Roads in Memphis / Shelby County Due to Flooding ■Old Mills S. of Watkins ■Chelsea west of McLean ■Evergreen south of Chelsea ■Highway 51 North bound and South bound lanes closed from Fite road to North watlkins ■Chelsea West of Evergreen ■Watkins @ Highway 51 (Alternative ways in and out of Northhaven and Shelby Forests use 51 to Rust Rd, Rust Rd to Woodstock-Cuba, Woodstock-Cuba to Locke, Locke to Walsh, Walsh to Fite, Fite to North Watkins) ■New allen @ Ridgemont – bridge ■Scenic Hwy @ James Rd ■Rivergate @ Riverport ■Beale and Riverside ■Belmont @ Blue Map...
  • Explosion Footage As US Army Corps Of Engineers Blow First Levee In Birds Point

    05/03/2011 9:34:24 AM PDT · by Western Phil · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 2, 2011
    Corps of Engineers officials have just announced that they have blown the first levee in Birds Point Missouri along the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Reports are coming in from residents in the area who felt the blast. Let's hope this wasn't a horrible idea.
  • Army Corps Will Blast Birds Point Levee To Prevent Cairo, IL Flooding

    05/02/2011 8:03:26 PM PDT · by Talisker · 36 replies ^ | May 2, 2011
    SIKESTON, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to move forward with a plan to blast open a Mississippi River levee in an attempt to protect Cairo, IL from rising floodwaters. Actual demolition is expected to begin after 9:00pm Monday night and continue into Tuesday morning. Missouri officials oppose the move, saying it will inundate 130,000 acres of farmland, making it useless and causing the region's economy to suffer. The Corps and the state of Illinois say the demolition is crucial to relieving river pressure on the floodwall protecting Cairo, which sits at the confluence of the...
  • Activation of Birds Point floodway ordered (Levee going to be blown to save a derelict town)

    05/02/2011 4:47:42 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    southeast missiourian ^ | 5/2 | unknown
  • Barge loaded with explosives was making its way from Memphis, Tenn., to Charleston, Mo

    04/27/2011 10:08:43 AM PDT · by silentknight · 43 replies
    Southeast Missourian ^ | Southeast Missourian | M.D. Kittle
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 ~ Updated 11:06 AM By M.D. Kittle ~ Southeast Missourian The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this hour is setting up a joint information center in Sikeston, Mo., and has tentatively scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m., according to a corps spokeswoman, although the timing has yet to be confirmed. Officials at the headquarters could not be reached for comment. Meanwhile, a barge loaded with explosives was making its way from Memphis, Tenn., to Charleston, Mo., destined for the Birds Point levee as the ash gray sky prepares to unleash more heavy rains and a...
  • Major maybe record flooding likley along the lower OH river...then the MS river downstream

    first of all a huge tornado outbreak is becoming likley mon-weds over a wide area..after that the big story will the flooding already rivers are very high and are in flood,the ground is soaked, both the MS river and OH river and smaller rivers. 8-12 inches of rain is forecast over a very wide area the next few days. with isolated spots picking up more local NWS discussions both public and private suggest an "epic" event. The news media will be focused on the tornado side and with being a holiday weekend most people will not be paying attention This...
  • Attack on 10-year-old Qld flood victim

    04/07/2011 9:23:48 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 4 replies
    sky news Australia ^ | Updated: 07:32, Friday April 8, 2011 | sky news Australia
    A Toowoomba boy who survived a wall of water which killed his mum and brother has been the target of 'callous' bullying. Toowoomba's local newspaper The Chronicle says Blake Rice, 10, has been bullied by a group of teenagers who used sticks to assault him, breaking his collarbone.
  • $230B Paid for Flood Insurance Fiscal Year 2010

    03/06/2011 6:28:24 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 18 replies ^ | 2010 | Washington DC
    Have they put you in a flood plain too after refinancing your home? How much are they charging you per month for FEMA flood insurance? Search Term "flood insurance" Advanced Search Check 2010 Or Click Here
  • Modern-Day Noah: Dutch Man Builds Ark of Biblical Proportions

    02/16/2011 10:16:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Time Newsfeed ^ | 02/16/2011 | Zoe Fox
    If you had infinite time and endless religious zeal, what are the chances you'd spend your days building a life-size replica of Noah's Ark? After dreaming of the Netherlands disappearing in water almost 20 years ago, Johan Huibers set out to recreate an ark like Noah's in the Book of Genisis. Practically speaking, it's not a ridiculous aspiration, as nearly one-quarter of the Netherlands lies below sea level. Almost 2,000 people in his home province were killed by a flood in 1953. Between 2005 and 2007 he built his first ark, spending six days a week constructing a half-size replica...
  • What was the role of warmists in the Queensland flood disaster? (told folks to prepare for droughts)

    01/19/2011 2:35:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1/15/11 | Christopher Booker
    What was the role of warmists in the Queensland flood disaster?Australia was told to prepare for droughts as a result of climate change, and let down its guard against flooding, writes Christopher Booker By Christopher Booker 7:29PM GMT 15 Jan 2011 Ever more alarming facts are emerging to show how Brisbane’s floods were made infinitely worse by cockeyed decisions inspired by the obsession of the Australian authorities with global warming. Inevitably, the country’s warmist lobby has been voluble in claiming that such a “freak weather event” (as the BBC called it) is a consequence of man-made climate change. But far...
  • Sharks spotted swimming through flood-hit streets of Australian town

    01/14/2011 3:28:50 PM PST · by numberonepal · 20 replies · 2+ views
    My Fox Orlando ^ | Friday, 14 Jan 2011, 10:55 AM EST | My Fox Orlando
    (NewsCore) - Two bull sharks, renown for their aggression, were spotted swimming through the flooded streets of a small town in the inundated Australian state of Queensland, the Queensland Times reported Friday. The amazing sightings were made in Goodna, a center of around 8,000 people which lies between the state capital Brisbane and the nearby southeast city of Ipswich. One of the sharks was spotted by local butcher Steve Bateman swimming in floodwaters near his shop Thursday while another one was seen in water covering the town's main street. Ipswich councilor Paul Tully said he believed the reports. “It’s definitely...
  • Awesome video of a Huge Water Geyser on I-35 in Minneapolis Minnesota

    01/04/2011 6:09:18 PM PST · by Amos McCoy · 2 replies
    norcalblogs Gate ^ | 1/4/10 | ?????
    This video was filmed by the Minnesota Dept of transportation on I-35 in Minneapolis. I guess it's two separate incidents that were filmed like 5 years apart at almost the exact same time. It begins like just any other normal wet rainy day, until all of a sudden the water bubbles up and begins to spew from a manhole in the middle of the Freeway. Then the water just begins to shoot about 15 to 30 feet into the air like Old Faithful does in Yellowstone. I'm really surprised that no one was killed. Especially the way the the...
  • Piecing Together the Ark

    12/07/2010 7:57:43 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 84 replies · 1+ views
    THE ARC ENCOUNTER ^ | DECEMBER 1, 2010 | ADMIN (The Arc Encounter)
    As the account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood continues to capture the imagination of all sectors in America, nearly every culture boasts well-known accounts of a massive flood that has elements very similar to the biblical Flood (going back even to the time of the Babylonians). In November, 2009, a CBS News survey revealed the finding that the remains of Noah’s Ark would be the greatest archaeological discovery of our day. CBS News stated: “CBS’ 60 Minutes news program, in conjunction with Vanity Fair magazine, recently conducted a web survey asking which archaeological discovery people would most want to...
  • New Meat Being Marketed For Thanksgiving

    11/21/2010 4:47:04 PM PST · by OneVike · 57 replies
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  • Philippines declares state of calamity as super typhoon Megi hits

    10/18/2010 11:38:30 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies ^ | 10-18-2010 | Unknown
    The Philippines declared a state of calamity in a northern province after super typhoon Megi made landfall on Monday, cutting off power, forcing flight cancellations and putting the region's rice crop at risk. Megi, the 10th and strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, hit Isabela province at 11:25 a.m. (0325 GMT) and was heading west-southwest across the north of the main island of Luzon with winds of 190 kph (117 mph) near the centre, forecasters said. Snip Officials said the US military, holding a nine-day drill with Filipino counterparts, had offered seven helicopters to deliver relief goods and...
  • Grand Ole Opry returns to fixed-up digs 6 months after flood

    09/29/2010 12:59:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 9/29/10 | CHRIS TALBOTT,AP Entertainment Writer
    NASHVILLE — The Grand Ole Opry has ended its itinerant ways and returned home. A host of country music's enduring legends joined some of today's biggest names on stage Tuesday night to kick off the "Country Comes Home" celebration. They began with a stirring rendition of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken?" as the curtain rose at the Opry house for the first time since the May flood damaged the building. The nation's longest running live radio program never missed a beat, moving around town to venues such as the Ryman Auditorium and War Memorial Auditorium, as laborers worked feverishly for...
  • Pakistan

    08/20/2010 11:31:21 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 2 replies
    Shirat Devorah ^ | August 15, 2010 | Devorah
    <p>A few years ago I blogged that Rav Shimon Dahan mentioned in a shiur that "Pakistan" is made up of two words: Paki and Stan. Paki is gematria 190 and equals keitz (קץ end); Stan is Satan. Pakistan = Keitz Satan. Rabbi Dahan quoted Rav Kaduri zt'l who (apparently) said that "Pakistan will be the last war of the war of Gog and Magog." But judging by the current state of Pakistan, they are already defeated.</p>
  • Russian fires and Pakistani floods connected. Really?

    08/12/2010 7:41:23 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 4 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 12th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    How is the goose connected to the story? I don’t know but it probably is. May be somebody really smart will find a correlation. Smart people make amazing connections nowadays. For example, they found a scientist who proves that the Moscow fires and the Pakistani floods are connected. No, it is not because natural disasters just happen. No, it is not a right wing conspiracy. No, it is not the hand of God: it is climate change. No, it is not the same scientist who told us the coldest winter we had is a result of global warming, but...
  • Central Iowa Flooding

    08/11/2010 8:55:47 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 40 replies
    various | 8/11/10 | self
    Central Iowa getting flooded - 4" to 5" of rain - Ames, Iowa is almost totally cut-off, no way in, or off - some reports saying this is worse than 1993. I-35 closed South of Ames, both directions - US 30 closed in Ames area... ISU football players sandbagging - one photo has the stadium looking like an island...
  • Car, driver tumble into giant sinkhole amid rainstorm

    07/25/2010 8:20:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-24-10 | Mary Louise Schumacher
    This is the account of the man who rescued the driver of a Cadillac Escalade from a sinkhole shortly before 8 p.m. at N. Oakland and E. North Aves.: *** Mark Pawlik, 46, was walking across the North Ave. bridge and talking to his friend on the phone when he noticed a traffic light had sunk into the ground. Just the red, yellow and green lights were above street level. He told his friend he'd call him back. It was still pouring rain, but he wanted to stop and take a picture. A moment later a man driving a black...
  • Iowa Governor Says Immediate Danger Has Passed After 'Catastrophic' Dam Break

    07/25/2010 6:11:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-25-10
    wa Governor Chet Culver said Saturday night the immediate danger near Lake Delhi had passed after a "catastrophic" dam breach sent water spilling downstream and hundreds of people fleeing for safety, The Des Moines Register reported. Culver praised the quick action of emergency personnel in response to the dam break which sent water downstream from the Maquoketa River into the streets of Hopkinton and Monticello. The Iowa National Guard was activated
  • Feds defend response to Tennessee flooding

    07/22/2010 12:07:44 PM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 21 replies
    The Associated Press (via Google) ^ | July 22, 2010 | Ben Evans
    WASHINGTON — Federal officials on Thursday defended their response to historic flooding in Tennessee that killed 22 people earlier this year, while acknowledging they could have done a better job of warning the public of the potential devastation.
  • Texas Canyons Highlight Geologic Evidence for Catastrophe

    07/10/2010 5:35:51 PM PDT · by lasereye · 14 replies
    Institution for Creation Research ^ | July 8, 2010 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    In the summer of 2002, record rainfall in the Texas Hill Country overfilled Canyon Lake. Water coursed over the top of its dam and carved huge, steep-walled canyons through the limestone bedrock downstream. The scoured riverbed, now called Canyon Lake Gorge, is over a mile long and has been cordoned off for scientific study. After studying the area for the last eight years, scientists are now making the same kinds of conclusions about rapid, catastrophic processes having sculpted the earth that creation geologists have been teaching for decades. In a paper published in Nature Geoscience, geologists Michael Lamb and Mark...
  • Video of Man Carrying two Ladies Across Flooded Street (Chivalry Is Not Dead in Russian)

    07/08/2010 4:13:32 PM PDT · by OneVike · 12 replies · 1+ views
    What we have here are two ladies trying to figure a way to cross a flooded street, someplace in Russia. Suddenly a man stops in the middle of the road and offers to carry both ladies across the water so they can stay dry.That's not all. As if the man's chivalry was not enough to tout this video, after he gets one lady across the flooded street, a speeding car comes down the road pulling a guy who is water surfing. Well, the gentleman would not be distracted from his call to duty. So after the car and skier...
  • White House Denies Flood Assistance (to Oklahoma flood victims)

    07/04/2010 9:39:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/4/10 | staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahomans affected by last month's record floods will not receive help from the federal government. Gov. Brad Henry announced in a news release that the White House has denied his request for disaster assistance. This means grant programs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will not be available to residents. However, the news release said that the state is working to find other ways to help Oklahomans, including attempting to secure Small Business Association low-interest loans.
  • The Iniquity and ordinance of the Amorites

    06/22/2010 8:28:57 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    July 2008 | Bill Randles
    THE COMING JUDGMENT ON THE USA: The Iniquity and Ordinances of the Amorites By: Pastor Bill Randles “ God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. If he turn not He will whet His sword; he hath bent His bow and made it ready.” ( Psalm 7:11-12) “The wicked shall be cast into hell and all nations that forget God.” (Psalm 9:17) What does Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a prosperous and hard working, commonsense, Midwestern city in the heartland of America have in common with San Francisco, California, a city world renown for it’s celebration of...
  • Geologist investigates canyon carved in just three days in Texas flood

    06/21/2010 7:40:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    PHYSORG ^ | 06/21/2010
    In the summer of 2002, a week of heavy rains in Central Texas caused Canyon Lake -- the reservoir of the Canyon Dam -- to flood over its spillway and down the Guadalupe River Valley in a planned diversion to save the dam from catastrophic failure. The flood, which continued for six weeks, stripped the valley of mesquite, oak trees, and soil; destroyed a bridge; and plucked meter-wide boulders from the ground. And, in a remarkable demonstration of the power of raging waters, the flood excavated a 2.2-kilometer-long, 7-meter-deep canyon in the bedrock.
  • Police say 16 dead, dozens missing in Ark. floods

    06/11/2010 12:54:09 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies · 983+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 11 | JILL ZEMAN BLEED
    CADDO GAP, Ark. (AP) -- Flash floods swamped valley campgrounds along a pair of southwestern Arkansas rivers early Friday, killing 16 and leaving anguished families pleading with emergency workers for help in finding dozens of missing people.
  • Tenn. Department Of Labor Preparing For Gaylord’s Mass Layoffs (More hopey changey!)

    06/04/2010 10:27:02 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 22 replies · 652+ views
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 06/04/2010 | WSMV
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn., -- The Tennessee Department of Labor is preparing for the mass layoff of 1,700 Gaylord employees. The department is taking steps now to prevent thousands of others already looking for jobs from being affected.</p> <p>Anyone who’s ever had to call the Tennessee unemployment hot line knows it can sometimes be tough to get through. Now think about adding 1,700 more people suddenly unemployed. Romona Pasimio and her daughter worked in a restaurant at the Gaylord Hotel until the flood literally washed their jobs away. This past Wednesday they, along with hundreds of others learned that on June 12 they would officially be fired, walking away with two weeks final pay and health benefits through September.</p>
  • Area farmers ponder 'plant B' after once-in-lifetime flood(TENN FLOOD keeps on giving)

    05/20/2010 7:04:16 AM PDT · by GailA · 23 replies · 731+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/20/10 | Toby Sells
    While May's flood waters are receding into memory for most Memphians, they remain a stark reality for many West Tennessee farmers. These growers still have fields under water or too wet to plant, planted acres wiped clean of seed, fertilizer and topsoil, and still-broken equipment and supply lines on their property. Many are taking a wait-and-see approach to what they will plant as their prior expectations were washed away by what some call a once-in-a-lifetime weather event. A cotton plant that wasn't washed away pokes out of debris left by flooding in one of Moody's fields. When the water recedes,...
  • Alexander, Corker tour Millington (Tennessee) areas hit by flooding

    05/18/2010 6:06:59 AM PDT · by GailA · 5 replies · 230+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/17/2010 | Kevin McKenzie
    Following a tour of flood recovery efforts in Millington on Monday, Tennessee's two U.S. senators were the guests of honor at a city hall meeting where all levels of government and volunteers found praise. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker joined in complimenting federal, state and local government responses to flooding that struck Middle and West Tennessee with torrential rains that began April 30. Alexander called it the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since the Obama administration took office in 2009. One of the reasons it didn't make as much national news as some other past disasters did...
  • Nashville flooding...does the media or the White House care?

    05/13/2010 9:39:18 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 44 replies · 999+ views
    onenewsnow ^ | Just Now | Larry Elder (The Sage of South Central)
    "Barack Obama doesn't care about white people!" No, country star Taylor Swift didn't say that about the president. Nor did any of the entertainers who performed on a telethon to raise money for victims of the historic floods ravaging parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. None accused the Obama administration of indifference or lack of attentiveness to these floods. Swift, who contributed $500,000, was one of many stars who appeared on this fundraiser put on by the Nashville NBC affiliate, WSMV, and carried by other Tennessee stations. In 2005, a Hurricane Katrina relief telethon was carried live on CBS, ABC,...
  • Opinion: After the Nashville Flood, Where Is Obama?

    05/13/2010 7:58:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 701+ views
    aol ^ | 5/11/10 | J.T. Ellison
    (May 11) -- I have never been prouder to be a Nashvillian. I am not a journalist. I am an author. I write a series of mystery / thriller novels set in Nashville, my adopted hometown. I'm still trying to process what's happened to my beloved city. J.T. Ellison is a Nashville-based mystery writer. Today is day eight after the Nashville Flood of 2010. Our own personal Katrina. On a disaster scale of 1 to 7, Katrina ranked a 7. Nashville ranks a 5. I think that number is a bit low, considering 52 counties in the mid-state region have...
  • Millington Navy Base Slowly Recovering from Floods

    05/11/2010 1:11:21 PM PDT · by GailA · 8 replies · 404+ views
    Local TV ^ | 5/4/10 | N/A
    The video doesn't begin to show the damage. There were big mobile clean up response buses when I went to the Commissary today doing building clean up.
  • Special Report from Catholic Online: Disaster in Nashville

    05/11/2010 3:52:48 AM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies · 407+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/11/10 | Sonja Corbitt
    .......Many are scratching our heads at the lack of national attention this disaster has received. Is the media unable to multitask the oil spill, a failed car bomb, the European financial crisis, and the Tennessee flooding disaster? Local news reports last night conveyed that he has sent emissaries to the state, but as yet, our president has had nothing to say to us either. Some question if he is too busy golfing or laughing at the immigration crisis in Arizona to bother with us... Others wonder aloud if he would have a word of comfort if we were a third...
  • GAC to air (TN) flood relief concert with Brad Paisley, Lady A. May 16

    05/10/2010 1:21:13 PM PDT · by GailA · 12 replies · 400+ views
    GAC ^ | 5/7/10 | N/A
    Might want to set your TV for this concert, it is commercial free.
  • Millington residents unleash flood of woes in storms' wake (Feds show up 10 days later)

    05/10/2010 6:15:43 AM PDT · by GailA · 20 replies · 796+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/10/10 | N/A
    Some of those Millington residents flooded out last week tallied their troubles -- in human misery and economic woe -- for a high-ranking member of the Obama administration on Sunday. John Fernandez, assistant Secretary of Commerce for economic development, came to Millington as part of Washington's attempt to get a clear assessment of damage and to help residents cut through some red tape in getting financial assistance. "This will help me tell the story to other people in the federal government," Fernandez said after a series of sometimes tearful pleas from ruined business owners. "We want people to know that...
  • While Tennessee struggles with flooding disaster… Obama goes golfing (shameless)

    05/08/2010 4:37:10 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 49 replies · 1,869+ views ^ | 05/08/10 | jeff j
    President Barack Obama is playing golf while his wife, Michelle, delivers a college commencement speech in Pine Bluff, Ark.
  • Floods Carry Horse 14 Miles From Home

    05/07/2010 2:26:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,359+ views
    kitv ^ | May 7, 2010 | Dennis Ferrier
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Cathy Moreland was in Dallas when her Pennington Bend home was submerged to the gutters by floodwaters over the weekend. Her only thought was that her animals be saved. Her brother, Judge Casey Moreland, and her son, Casey Weaver, made a desperate attempt: They got a dog out first, then moved on to Cathy Moreland's six horses. Three horses were saved, two died and one was missing. Casey Moreland and Casey Weaver battled off snake after snake in the pitch-black, chest-high water, Nashville TV station WSMV reported. Then, an old high school friend called Cathy Moreland and...
  • Nashville Flood

    05/07/2010 11:50:17 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 42 replies · 903+ views
    Lori Lenz ^ | 5-4-10 | Lori Lenz
    There’s been a lot of murmuring around Nashville, complaints that the national media had forgotten about us. Maybe they thought the flood was exaggerated. Maybe they just had other things to think about. Maybe they just think all there is to Tennessee is the Grand Old Opry -- and Deliverance. What maybe they don’t know is that Tennessee isn’t really prone to exaggeration. We aren’t a region that overly boasts. But we are the home to some of the best music, the best hospitals, the best food, and the best landscape our country can offer. We love slow food, slow...
  • Wake of the Flood

    05/07/2010 9:41:51 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 6 replies · 312+ views
    Political Lore Blog ^ | May 7th, 2010 | Josh Painter
    The floods which inundated Middle Tennessee over the weekend of May 1, though not of Biblical proportions, were more than just "record-breaking." The cause of what has been called a "thousand-year" flood was thirteen inches of rain in just two days, forcing the Cumberland River to crest twelve feet above its flood stage. In the aftermath of the flood, with nineteen dead and billions of dollars damage done, a federal disaster declaration for fifty-two counties was asked for by the state's governor, a Democrat. To the credit of another Democrat, President Barack Obama, it was given to nineteen of those...
  • Channel 4 To Air Flood Relief Telethon

    05/05/2010 8:17:28 AM PDT · by AtlantaBelle · 42 replies · 580+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- WSMV-TV Channel 4 will broadcast Working 4 You: Flood Relief with Vince Gill & Friends on Thursday, May 6, in prime time from 7 to 10 p.m. Nashville and the surrounding middle Tennessee communities have been devastated by floodwaters after the area received 15 inches of rain within a 48-hour time period. Thousands of middle Tennesseans have been evacuated from their homes with many losing everything to the flood. Many of the victims do not have flood insurance, and the demands on relief agencies are stretched to the limit. “These are our friends and family; we always...
  • Thank you Kenny Chesney for standing up for Tennessee! Video of interview

    05/06/2010 3:23:38 PM PDT · by GailA · 13 replies · 713+ views
    cnn ^ | 5/6/10 | cnn
    You have to wait through the commercial to see the interview, and footage Kenny took.
  • Nashville Flood 2010: The Disaster You May Not Have Heard About

    05/06/2010 1:18:28 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 31 replies · 1,545+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/5/10 | Noel Sheppard
    A great American city is currently buried under a sea of water, but you may not know much about it given all the attention media have given to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the failed car bomb attempt in New York's Times Square. The rain totals are almost unimaginable as is the flooding. Damage estimates at this point have already surpassed a billion dollars, and are likely to go higher. Several of my readers have asked me to post the following video. I cried most of the time I watched. See if you can control your...
  • Storm-damaged Shelby, Tipton counties named federal disaster areas(TENNESSE DELUGE)

    05/06/2010 6:17:35 AM PDT · by GailA · 31 replies · 682+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/5/2010 | staff
    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...
  • Amazing Video: Nashville Flood 2010

    05/05/2010 5:18:17 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 41 replies · 969+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | May 5, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The flood in Nashville is a huge disaster the mainstream media gave only gave 15 minutes of attention too. Watch this amazing video. The video is here.