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What started off as a laughable amount of rainfall here in Nashville has turned into a devastating flood as water accumulates from across the Harpeth River valley area. There will, in the end, be millions of dollars worth of flood damage and perhaps more than a dozen deaths (numbers keep fluctuating up and down). We are still in the middle of this whole thing, and I’m sure there will be many more pictures and videos of the destruction in this Nashville/Bellevue flooding …. but below are a few of mine.
These photos and videos were taken earlier today when Amy and I made a trip into town to get ice, food and to charge our electronics since there is no power in Pegram, TN and the flooding that is happening.
If you are looking for more news, photos and reports from people living in Nashville, the Nashvillest website has a giant list of flood news resources. You can also follow @nashvillest on Twitter, they are destroying the coverage… props to those guys!
As it currently stands, they have started evacuating downtown Nashville areas that are closest to the river (1st avenue) near the historic Broadway music area due to rising flood waters. In Franklin, TN there is a sundown curfew due to the flood to help protect people. And where we are in Pegram/Bellevue, there is no way to get into town. With down trees, down power lines, extreme flooding of I-40 and side roads… there is no way to get anywhere. We can only hope that people are being smart out there and staying safe.
Another Update: I just got saw a tweet from my friend Christopher who lives in Franklin stating that the National Guard just rolled in to evacuate their neighborhood. Areas are indeed getting worse.
We have also set a 1 day rain record with 7.21″ of rain today in Nashville and 13.6″ in the state of Tennessee today! We have had more rain today than we have had in the rest of the year combined I believe!