After 24-hours of scattered flooding concentrated North and East of Nashville, concerns now turn to the Cumberland River.
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State regulators have returned to normal water quality testing of Tennessee’s lakes and rivers after heightened monitoring since the flood. Most bodies of water have returned to pre-flood conditions.
More lawmakers have joined the call for an investigation into the Army Corps of Engineers’ management of rivers around Nashville during this month’s flooding.
Nashville’s Search and Rescue Teams are turning their attention to newly exposed riverbanks, in search of two people listed as missing.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander wants to put the Army Corps of Engineers under a microscope for its management of dams upstream from Nashville this week. Thursday he called for a hearing about water releases from Old Hickory and Percy Priest Lakes.
Many Tennessee residents continue to wait for floodwaters to recede before they can assess the damage caused by weekend rains. The subsequent flooding killed 21 people in the state – a new fatality was confirmed today in Memphis.
More of Nashville Public Radio’s photos of the
flood’s aftermath across Middle Tennessee.
Nina Cardona contributed to this collection.
Federal officials have been dispatched to Tennessee by President Obama Tuesday to assess the damage from historic rainfall and widespread flooding, which killed 19 people in the state -10 in Nashville. Rising waters have leveled off, but concern is growing over a drinking water system on life support and the fire hazard posed by thousands of flooded and vacant homes.
Floodwaters from the swollen Cumberland River are receding in Nashville. Several businesses are damaged in the historic downtown known for its honky-tonk live music bars, but even those that aren’t badly flooded won’t be up and running for awhile.
Some of downtown’s signature sites are underwater, including the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and LP field, home to the Tennessee Titans football team, as well as Bridgestone Arena, home to the Nashville Predators hockey team.
Tennessee officials are requesting federal aid after a weekend of record-breaking floods that killed at least 18 people in the state. Thousands had to evacuate homes and hotels. As some begin to assess the damage, others continue efforts to hold back rising flood waters.
National weather officials now say the Cumberland River will crest at 52.5 feet at 8 p.m. on Monday night. The river was originally projected to crest at 51.5 feet at noon on Monday.
The number of storm-related deaths in Tennessee has grown to 13 across, after another body was found in the flood waters. Emergency officials in Tennessee are now pleading with residents to conserve water. Massive flooding has damaged municipal water service.
Record shattering rains in Tennessee have stopped but now concerns turn to the rivers, which continue to swell beyond their banks. The Cumberland River has yet to crest.
Weekend storms killed at least 12 people in Tennessee. Emergency responders in Nashville made more than a thousand water rescues. A massive clean up effort now begins after historic rains submerged entire neighborhoods.
The Army Corps of Engineers says the draw of water from Old Hickory Lake may be a problem.
Thursday emergency officials opened the first dock and boat ramp on the Cumberland River dedicated to law enforcement.