Everyday, the National Weather Service turns out a flood forecast for the Cumberland, Duck, and Harpeth Rivers. Now the agency will do the same for a southeast Nashville creek with a history of flooding.
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FEMA says it has given out $100 million just two weeks after deadly historic flooding devastated homes and businesses in Tennessee.
Tuesday is election day in Davidson County. The county primaries originally scheduled for the week following the flood will happen today, with a few changes in polling places.
The head of the Federal Emergency Management agency was back in Tennessee for the second time this week assessing the flood disaster.
While President Obama has declared the area a federal disaster area, Dean says it’s too soon for details about what sort of aid will follow.
More of Nashville Public Radio’s photos of the
flood’s aftermath across Middle Tennessee.
Nina Cardona contributed to this collection.
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.
Massive debris removal from the weekend flooding is well underway in many Middle Tennessee communities.
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.
Craig Fugate, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was one of the officials who flew over flooded parts of Tennessee Monday. He says it will be hard to put a dollar value on the damage.
Metro and State officials are asking Nashville residents to cut their water usage in half. One of the city’s waste water plants is flooded and out of operation.
Governor Phil Bredesen and a dozen officials took two National Guard Blackhawk helicopters to Jackson and back Monday afternoon. Minutes after the governor landed at the 118th Airlift Wing at Berry Field in Nashville, he tolled off the list of blows stuck to Tennessee in two days of unprecedented rain.
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.
Governor Phil Bredesen is flying over West and Middle Tennessee to see the impact of flood damage the historic weekend rains. He’s expected to request federal help in the next 24 hours.
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.
Flooding continues today in the Chattanooga area.