Two years after Nashville was devastated by a massive flood, officials are unveiling designs for six artworks to commemorate the disaster.
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Six Nashville neighborhoods hard-hit by last year’s flood are set to receive public art commemorating the disaster.
One year after flood waters devastated much of the midstate, Nashville officials gathered Monday to remember.
Monday there will be commemorations and even celebrations to mark Middle Tennessee’s recovery from last year’s floods. But it’s a grim anniversary for some who were psychologically paralyzed from the historic rainfall and the damage it left behind.
Twenty-four people died. More than 68,000 families required federal assistance. But nationally, the 2010 floods were overshadowed by the oil spill in the Gulf and the Times Square bomber. Many in Tennessee felt they were on their own, which remains a point of pride for some a year later.
The Ashland City Mayor is being singled out for leadership following last May’s flooding. Gary Norwood will receive the Phoenix Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, which makes low-interest loans to pay for repairs after disasters.
The Opry Mills shopping mall plans to be back in business next year. Owner Simon Property Group put an end to the mystery surrounding the mall’s reopening Tuesday.
Nashville officials are looking for ways to prevent the catastrophic effects of last year’s flooding from ever happening again. They announced Tuesday the beginning of a 10 month planning process.
Failure to accurately predict flood levels in Nashville last May and issue effective warnings is leading to policy changes within the National Weather Service. The agency released its post-flood assessment Wednesday.
The state government’s total unreimbursed expenses for damage related to last May’s floods are now expected to come to just a million dollars. Treasurer David Lillard received an insurance check worth more than $7 million this week.
Tuesday night country music’s Grand Ole Opry will return to its home venue five months after historic flooding submerged the famous stage. The Opry House required $20 million of repairs.
As Nashville prepares to handle huge amounts of runoff, clean-up efforts are underway upstream and some repairs are already complete. The worst damage occurred in Cookeville and points north.
May’s flooding is front and center in Nashville-based Gaylord Entertainment’s financial results for the second quarter. Revenue for the hotel chain dropped 15% after the temporary closure of Opryland and other properties.
Nashville homeowners hit hardest by May’s flooding must decide this week whether or not to rebuild. A deadline comes Sunday for the largest home buyout program in Nashville’s history. It’s meant to demolish flood-prone homes, but it’s purely voluntary. A few are saying no. Others are waiting to see exactly how much the city’s willing to pay.
The Environmental Projection Agency has now disposed of some 8,300 fuel and chemical containers scattered by May’s flooding. The EPA is reporting only minor spills and no long term damage.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is asking the public to submit questions for a hearing into how the Army Corps of Engineers responded to May’s historic flooding.
Due to slow traffic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is closing down its Disaster Recovery Centers in Bellevue and at the State Fair Grounds. On Monday, the offices will become loan centers run by the Small Business Administration.
One in five Tennesseans affected by May’s flooding is retirement age and beyond, according to new figures from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Of the 64,000 applicants for FEMA assistance, more than 12,000 are over 60.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is saying “no” to helping pay for flood repairs to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and “yes” to fixing up the Grand Ole Opry House. He plans to file legislation with the Metro Council Friday.
About 30 former residents of the homeless encampment, known as Tent City, just relocated to a church and motels. But, another move will likely happen in the next few months or weeks.