Posts Tagged ‘flood’

on dry ground

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

I want to apologize for disappearing for what seems like forever. We have been dealing with an unprecedented amount of flooding here in Nashville and its just taking all of my energy and time to keep up with life around here. And although we were lucky to be safe in our home at the top of the hill, never before have I ever seen anything like this in my life….at least not personally. Our “music city” is more like a bucket of water. The rain started Saturday morning and didn’t stop until Sunday evening. The flood waters rose so rapidly that people were trapped in their homes or on their roofs…all having to be rescued by boat…some having to be rescued through raging waters. At least 10 have been confirmed dead, some still missing, and over 1,000 rescues over the weekend alone. Buildings floating down the interstate, cars piled on top of each other, people dying trapped in their cars on the interstate as the waters rose so rapidly. Horses trapped and rescued, neighbors taking strangers bottled water by boat, a community filling up rescue boats with their pets….helicopters flying above capturing it all on tape…and not ONE commercial on network television all day Sunday. The city could not break from the live coverage. And yet still, most of the country didn’t know much more than “Nashville got a lot of rain.” In fact, the national news media hasn’t done much more than mention this disaster in passing. (more…)

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