Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nashville, Tennessee Flooding - #1689 - Nashville: The Disaster America Ignored? - Hot Air

Nashville: The Disaster America ignored? - Hot Air - The national media has overlooked another disaster in Nashville. Torrential rains have flooded a major American city, causing over a billion dollars in damage, which puts the crisis among the most expensive natural disasters in American history. Except for a couple of brief mentions, hardly any attention at all has been paid to it at all. Perhaps that’s because, as this video suggests, Tennessee has tried handling it themselves. Nearly a week after record-setting rain swelled rivers to historic levels and sent a torrent of water rushing through Nashville, much of the Tennessee city of about 1 million people remained flooded...... As rescue and recovery crews continued to look for more bodies, the death toll across the Southeast from the weekend storm stood at 28 on Wednesday. Nineteen of the deaths were in Tennessee, with nine in Nashville alone. Two residents are missing, Dean’s office said. The mayor estimated the flood damage to top $1 billion easily. Read more...... See CNN video of Nashville Landmarks that were damaged.  I did not realize the total picture of what has happened in Nashville.  Please watch this video, only 4 minutes, has received 25,257 views.

Nashville Residents Return Home to Devastation - My Way - Amanda Fatheree had about an hour to flee the floodwaters from her west Nashville home Sunday with her husband, mother and three young children. What she saw when she returned a day later left her heartbroken. Furniture she and her husband spent years paying off stood in their front yard, soaked and caked with mud from deadly flooding caused by record-busting rains that forced thousands to evacuate - some by boat and canoe. Her children's toys, clothes, books and games were destroyed, along with two vehicles that were left behind. "When I first got here, I just cried and cried. My whole life was gone," she said. Read more....... This article puts into words what the video videos shows in pictures.  How to help.... see next article.

Flooding in Tennessee - Samaritan's Purse - ......Samaritan's Purse has a person on the ground in Nashville assessing the damage and networking with local churches to determine where we can be most useful. Our Disaster Relief Unit was scheduled to leave our North Carolina headquarters Monday so we will be positioned to begin work when the flood waters recede. Volunteers will be needed to help with this response to bring relief to homeowners impacted by this disaster. In a typical flooding situation Samaritan's Purse helps by removing mud and belongings from houses, stripping ruined sheetrock off walls to allow wood to dry out, and spraying to kill mold. U.S. disaster relief teams currently are responding to flooding in Rhode Island and a tornado in Mississippi. It is believed to be the first time since 2007 we have simultaneously responded to three separate disasters. Read more.....

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