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posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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Was watching Fox news briefly(honest folks) and they briefly mentioned some floods somewhere in the USA where scores of people had been killed and many left destitute and homeless and disease was spreading.
I have scoured the Local sky news channel which usually lists major american events on its interactive site, and nothing about the flood is there?
All we are getting in Australia is the NY time square thing.
Is it because the. southern states are not deemed important enough for coverage?
It appeared on the snippet of TV footage that it looks very bad .
Are these people deemed inferior to new yorkers?
I thought scores of Americans dead by flood is more important than a failed car bomb that killed no one(or is that no one important? as in if one New yorker was nearly killed its more news worthy than scores of nobody southerners getting actually killed?
Who is in charge of these media releases?




posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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Is this it? I haven't really heard much about it to be honest.



No tornado touch downs have been reported in West Tennessee, according to local EMA officials. Madison County is under a flash flood warning and many parts of the county are under water, including the Jackson Police station, according to Marty Clements, director of the Jackson-Madison County Emergency Management Agency.


hisz.rsoe.hu...



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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It's in Nashville Tennessee Buddy.

Do a google search, Nashville Tennessee flooding and I'm sure you'll come up with something.

But yeah, you're right. the southern states don't matter much to Washington or New York. If a story in the U.S. doesn't have potential worldwide implications, the U.S. probably won't hear much about it.

Sad but true.



Peace



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Sorry my geographical knowledge of the USA is limited, but I thoought I saw a city underwater and such like could it have been nevada?
The reporter said itwas as bad as it gets before they moved on to a story about a new teeth whitener or such like.
Perhaps these things happen all the time , to the southerners, its a shame the class society in the USA extends to geographical boundaries(more trailer trash in trhe south perhaps?
It just appears odd that their suffering has been ignored.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:48 PM
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Want to know what is really sad? Every year the eastern sea board and southeast part of the US ends up with storms that hit and cause flooding, causing millions and billions of dollars. We have the technology, rather there is an old technology that could help prevent that, and it is an aquaduct where water could be divereted to go to areas hit by a drought to alleviate the problems in that part of the country and the government will not even consider such, as they do not see the wisdom or willing to spend the cost to help with that. They can spend billions to up keep a pipeline from Alaska to the rest of America, trillions on worthless stuff, but millions to create a means to prevent billions of damage, who would figure?



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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[edit on 7-5-2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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there you go, it's like a city underwater...

 


fixed vid BB Code

[edit on 7/5/10 by masqua]



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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Yep, it's in Nashville. They're calling it a 500-year flood. Not sure why there hasn't been more coverage. I hear it's the biggest thing to hit Nashville since the civil war.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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What was one of the worst problems during Bush's reign?

Katrina.

What was one of the biggest problems associated with Katrina?

Flooding.

I have a feeling that this is being ignored by the MSM because the Obama administration has not [seemingly] done ANYTHING to help the South. They've been left hanging with their fingers crossed watching the oil.....now they are inundated with water....and yet Obama remains fairly silent.

I think frankly it's all political to protect Obama from being compared, again, and in a negative light, to Bush.

Just my thoughts though.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:55 PM
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Excellent analysis and summation , the Romans were great believers in aquaducts, and it is a proven technology.
Perhaps its all about who runs the USA ,I would say the protection of The USA and its citizens well being would be of higher priority than the protection of the Middle East and the space program.
But I guess the south is still paying for the civil war?



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:32 PM
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The problem was that it rained so hard and the system was soooo
slow moving that the water did not have a chance to drain.

And yes, there is almost a dismissive attitude because it was the South.

I've seen this attitude even here on ATS. Not about the flood per say but
in the fact that the most common insults thrown around here when
someone disagrees with someone else is "redneck". "southern redneck",
"white trash", "hillbilly" etc.
It pissed me right off.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:32 PM
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It didn't make the news because the good people of Tennessee just put their boots on and took care of things for themselves. They didn't loot didn't shoot at the cops just came together as real Americans would.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:39 PM
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It's been on the national news every night for a bit now. It may not be getting attntion in Australia, but is is here in St. Louis.
But Australia isn't EVER talked about on our news. Is it because Aussies are rednecks or thought of as dirt?
NO.
We are on opposite sides of the world. Simple.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Conspire
Was watching Fox news briefly(honest folks) and they briefly mentioned some floods somewhere in the USA where scores of people had been killed and many left destitute and homeless and disease was spreading.
I have scoured the Local sky news channel which usually lists major american events on its interactive site, and nothing about the flood is there?
All we are getting in Australia is the NY time square thing.
Is it because the. southern states are not deemed important enough for coverage?
It appeared on the snippet of TV footage that it looks very bad .
Are these people deemed inferior to new yorkers?
I thought scores of Americans dead by flood is more important than a failed car bomb that killed no one(or is that no one important? as in if one New yorker was nearly killed its more news worthy than scores of nobody southerners getting actually killed?
Who is in charge of these media releases?



Odd isn't it? A 500-year flood in Nashville, Tennessee, 30+ dead, billions of $$ in damage ----- one of the worst natural disasters in US history, yet I have NOT seen it in the news. Did not even know about it until I read a personal email from a friend who knows a guy in Nashville who sent pics of the flood.

IMHO more and more of these catastrophic natural disasters will occur as global climate change accelerates. TPTB know this will be happening, and instead of panicking the public, they just leave it out of the news.

I just hope the Earth is successful in teaching mankind a lesson.

And I send my regards and best wishes to the residents of Nashville and surrounding areas. Shame on our mainstream media for not giving this catastrophe more coverage.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:42 PM
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What are you people watching for news?? It's been covered on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, FoxNews, etc.

In 1993 in the St. Louis area WE had a 500 year flood. I don't recall anyone complaining they didn't get enough "air time". We dealt with it.

[edit on 7/5/2010 by Chamberf=6]



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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Where's Kanye? Shouldn't he be grabbing a microphone and going on about how Obama doesn't like hillbillies?

Just down the road from where I live, on Sunday, as two people in a van were crossing a bridge to get away from rising waters, a wave of water rushed across the bridge. One person escaped the water, the other was found the next day. His body was entangled in brush and branches, otherwise he might not have been found for days as his body could have rushed miles downstream in the deluge.

Today a team from the federal government was scheduled to begin touring this area to assess the damage.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:59 PM
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This flooding has even been covered in the Norwegian media.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 07:34 PM
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Yes, it has been covered in the news here in the US. As one poster
alluded to, those folks just put on their hip waders and went to work
on getting things under control. It is like that in the south. I am from
Oklahoma originally, and some don't really consider that part of the south,
but country folk have a knack for taking care of each other in times of need. They don't stand around and wait for the government or FEMA to rush to their rescue, as if that ever happens anyway. They don't stand
around and compalin about no one helping them. Imagine a flood of that
portion in NYC. They would all be whining for someone to come and take
care of them because the government owes them. No offense to Yorkers,
but some will take offense. It is a different lifestyle in the south for sure.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 07:46 PM
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Nashville, the Music City, has been destroyed. The Grand Ole Opry is completely flooded, the historic stage so many icons performed from, destroyed. The major Hotel/Convention Center, The Opryland has 10 feet of water inside it. Lots of the tourist attractions have been wrecked. The riverfront is in terrible shape, and downtown is still under water restriction.

Unlike the scumbags New Orleans is famous for before and since Katrina, the folks of Nashville have banded together to help eachother out. We dont need some empty headed president to come down here, thank God cause nobodies heard a thing from him. But, we are mostly white christians here so....



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 07:47 PM
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Thanks to the OP for bringing this to my attention.

I made a thread on ATS here regarding FEMA training exercises and events for the next few years. Within the FEMA document (on my thread), it reads this:



Flood Exercise Seminar: ~ November
Participants: '___' / EMD / Selected State Agencies
Scenario: Flooding Event


Apparently FEMA did not have flooding on their exercise event list until November 2010, and its just a seminar. Disregarding the obvious FEMA "fears" (martial law etc), I think the public should question the incompetence and foolhardy of FEMA for not preparing for it and putting "flooding" so far down on their list of exercise events.

Its common knowledge to know to be ready for flooding in the Spring and Summer, not when its freezing in November. Maybe someone should suggest FEMA to put their flooding exercise to a more practical date; such as February instead of November.

[edit on 7/5/2010 by the_denv]



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