Post Tagged with: "Nashville flood"

Designs Chosen for Watermarks Public Art Installations

Designs Chosen for Watermarks Public Art Installations

by / on May 2, 2012

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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Public Art Will Commemorate Flood

by / on October 24, 2011

Six Nashville neighborhoods hard-hit by last year’s flood are set to receive public art commemorating the disaster.

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Flood Remembered on First Anniversary

by / on May 2, 2011

One year after flood waters devastated much of the midstate, Nashville officials gathered Monday to remember.

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Counselors Still Canvassing Hard Hit Neighborhoods a Year After Floods

by / on May 2, 2011

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.

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We Are Nashville: Testing the Self-Reliant Slogan

We Are Nashville: Testing the Self-Reliant Slogan

by / on April 28, 2011

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.

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Ashland City Mayor Honored for Post-Flood Leadership

by / on April 18, 2011

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.

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Opry Mills Ends Mystery Surrounding Reopening

Opry Mills Ends Mystery Surrounding Reopening

by / on April 12, 2011

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.

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Metro Government Launches Flood Prep Study

Metro Government Launches Flood Prep Study

by / on February 15, 2011

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.

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May Floods Force National Weather Service to Get Specific with Flood Warnings

by / on January 12, 2011

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.

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State Gets Insurance Money for May Floods

by / on January 5, 2011

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.

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Opry Reopens after May Flooding

by / on September 28, 2010

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.

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Putnam Assessing Flood Damage, Commuter Rail Back Online

by / on August 19, 2010

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.

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Flood Leaves Mark on Gaylord Second Quarter

by / on August 3, 2010

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.

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Flooded Homeowners Decide to Stay or Go as Buyout Deadline Looms

Flooded Homeowners Decide to Stay or Go as Buyout Deadline Looms

by / on July 30, 2010

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.

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EPA Wraps Up Orphan Container Search Without Major Spill

by / on July 26, 2010

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.

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Alexander Calls for Questions of Corps

by / on July 15, 2010

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.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Close, FEMA Encourages Appeals

by / on July 15, 2010

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.

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Flood Hit Elderly Hard

by / on July 13, 2010

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.

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Hotel Tax Money Could Help Rebuild Grand Ole Opry, Not Hotel

by / on July 8, 2010

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.

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Another Move For Former Tent City Residents Likely

by / on July 6, 2010

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.

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