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Nashville TN flooded today by 13 feet of water in some areas.

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posted on May, 2 2010 @ 12:09 AM
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m.tennessean.com.../20100501/NEWS01/100501049/-1/WAP&template=wapart

More weather disasters.

Several amazing videos have been posted on youtube but I can't link them at the moment(phone post).




posted on May, 2 2010 @ 12:12 AM
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link not working...
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posted on May, 2 2010 @ 12:14 AM
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Here it is:

Tennessean



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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Here are a few.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 01:02 AM
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I'm in Nashville, and it is incredible to see.
There is water in places that don't normally flood, and lots of it.
It's going to rain for the rest of the weekend so it's not going away in a hurry.
We had warnings all day, yet there were still dicks trying to drive through the rushing water.
5 deaths so far here in TN from the floods, lets hope there aren't any more.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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I was driving through Nashville and now I am stranded here... WTF?

I need to get to Atlanta, I have never seen anything like this, and I have seen a lot in my life.

The water keeps rising and I have had to move my vehicle twice to find higher ground.

It is raining hard now and seems like it is never going to end... I checked for alternate routes and there are NONE.

This is insane, on the radio there are callers who claim they have spent their lives here and never seen it like this.

They are reporting on the radio that the city is having to find boats to use to rescue people from their homes... And the waters are still rising, the rain cells are not moving out it is a steady stream of heavy rains moving from the southwest to the northeast right through here.

Every manhole cover near where I am now has FEET of water churning up and out and adding to the flood-waters.

At times it is raining so hard you literally cant see anything.

Consider me freaked, and pissed.

Don't think I'll make my 8:00AM appointment in Atlanta now.


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posted on May, 2 2010 @ 03:04 PM
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If you are in Nashville or can access it on the internet tune in to FM 99.7 and just listen... You'll get a better idea of how bad this is and is getting.

20 inches of rain before I got here, and I'll bet there has been at least another 8 inches or more since I've been here.

Simply amazing... Interstates are closed, alternate routs are closed city streets EVERYWHERE are flooded.




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posted on May, 2 2010 @ 06:58 PM
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This is truly a disaster, stay safe out there!



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 07:35 PM
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We are in West Nashville and we just got power back after 10hrs.
We are lucky, our house if fine.
One street from us there are at least a 150 houses that have 6 or more feet of water through them. There are a few people thats are still missing.
Our area is still cut off from everything and lots of those people are staying with others in our street.
It is heartwarming to see everyone coming together to help strangers salvage what they can and opening their homes to the displaced.
It's going to be a huge cleanup when the water finally receeds but we are all going to help as best we can.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 11:42 PM
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Oh this is not good,
Please those in the affected areas stay safe and try to get out of there.


Update: Cumberland River expected to crest at record 50 ft early Monday, flooding parts of Nashville

www.tennessean.com...

Also sadly 5 reported deaths at the moment with the number expected to rise.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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I was just about to post that story.

Georgia has been pretty lucky in missing most of these storms this year, but I'm not going to speak to soon.

This line is for knocking on wood.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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I have a friend who lives in Davidson County, we have not heard from her yet, her family said the area that she lives in was one of the hardest hit. I am sitting on pins as needles as we wait to find out if she is okay. Someone told her parents that she had left in her 18 wheeler she drives for work, but it has not been located.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 11:55 PM
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Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. It sucks being on edge and not knowing what to think. I will be hoping that your friend is found safe and sound. Let us know. Stay positive.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 03:59 AM
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It is almost 3 AM and I have moved again, National guard has moved into the area.. Near the Tennessee Titans stadium, 1st street flood is rising fast, they have had to open flood gates apparently, and though the rain has stopped the water is still rising in this area, school buses are ready nearby to evacuate people who are trapped in a Salvation Army headquarters that is now flooding fast.

They are waiting for boats now, I am parked near the I-24 on ramp, but they say that I 24 is still flooded so I have to stay here.

This is all surreal now.

I just want to get on the road and out of here.

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posted on May, 3 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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The Army Corps of Engineers is planning on releasing water from certain dams North of Nashville because they are reaching capacity. This will continue to flood the existing flooded creeks and Cumberland river around Davidson County.

nashvillecitypaper.com...

It is odd there isn't much national coverage on this topic. I am sure it will pick up soon. Nashville is amidst a real disaster right now. Opryland Hotel, The Grand Ole Opry House, Downtown, the Titans Stadium, several neighborhoods, and several streets are in standing water....cars are literally floating down the extremely enlarged Cumberland river which meanders all around Nashville.

Nashvillians are being asked to conserve water and stay indoors. We aren't out of the woods yet, either. The fact that are planning to control more flooding by releasing dam water is kinda scary...



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 05:32 PM
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Despite the lack of rain, the flood waters are still rising here in West Nashville.
There are hundreds of houses 2 streets away under at least 6 ft of water.
The damage across Nashville, mostly in the North West is unbelievable.
In the last hour they have begun evacuating state prison inmates around the corner from me.
I have been told no volunteers will be allowed to help in the flooded houses until at least Wednesday.
Meanwhile my hoarding has come in handy, all the pillows, blankets, clothes etc are being used by the hundreds displaced in my neighbourhood.
The shelters were full last night and most of us in the street had people staying with us.
At least we have power for now and thanks to my food hoarding, I can cook meals for those that need it.
I am safe, but so very lucky to be able to help others.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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I am here in East Nashville. Behind our house part of Jones Ave has collapsed, undermined by water. Down across from Riverfront park, the "Sky Ballet" sculpture just collapsed. It was kinda cool, looked like a big red roller coaster. Trucking, rail and barge traffic hubs have all been affected. I would expect country wide ramifications from this to some degree; Prices? Gas pipelines run through here as well. 'Git yesef' some groceries and gas if you are North or East of Nashville; Atlanta?
The Predators' Bridgestone/Firestone, Sommet, GEC, Arena (whatever you want to call it) has just been reported flooded. 4 feet of water in Titans stadium, Opryland/Oprymills to be closed for months, etc, etc. River expected to crest later tonite @ 53 feet.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 11:20 PM
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Atlanta can wait. Safety cannot. I wonder if elnino, lanina, jet stream
change and/or global warming have anything to do with this happening.
I thought about Katrina when I first saw a video about this.
Please don't blame it on niburu or haarp.
It has been storm here tonight in Fl. heard a very very loud boom
tonight..geesh it would have scared anyone. Perhaps lightning struck
nearby. Seems like something is happening, but what?



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 11:20 PM
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Atlanta can wait. Safety cannot. I wonder if elnino, lanina, jet stream
change and/or global warming have anything to do with this happening.
I thought about Katrina when I first saw a video about this.
Please don't blame it on niburu or haarp.
It has been storm here tonight in Fl. heard a very very loud boom
tonight..geesh it would have scared anyone. Perhaps lightning struck
nearby. Seems like something is happening, but what?



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 01:52 AM
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I'm in the South East section of Nashville between Percy Priest Lake and Antioch. While my house and property were not affected, there are many many areas around me that flooded heavily during the storm. It was unreal. Soooo much rain. Water everywhere.

At first, everyone was freaking out about the tornadoes and strong winds. After the first 2 or 3 waves of storms, it became apparent that the ground was 100% saturated and the flash floods started popping up everywhere within minutes. About 100 cars were suddenly flooded on the interstate near Bell Rd & I24 (video linked in earlier post). It came out of nowhere.

Nashville seemed to immediately forget about tornadoes, and the flooding became public issue #1. TDOT road conditions showed every major road in Middle Tennessee was "Flooded/Impassible". Many roads are still in this condition.

Many of the flooded areas have now dried out, but all that water has run into the Cumberland and other rivers/streams. The flooding that remains are in areas next to these rivers/streams.

One of Nashville's two water treatment facilities is now underwater, while the other was dangerously close to rising waters from the Cumberland. All Nashvillians and people in Williamson County (Brentwood, Franklin) are being asked to cut their water usage in half. Drinking water is reportedly safe, but I don't trust that just yet. Other nearby water systems are stating that the systems may be compromised, and residents should boil their water.

OpryLand Hotel isn't going to re-open till maybe Christmas!!

The scale of this event is massive. I will try to post some videos and images later.



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