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.Read more ›
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Like many areas of Middle Tennessee this week, the stunning pictures are no longer of rising water approaching rooflines. They’re of insulation, drywall and rotting furniture, piled higher than some rooflines. Much of that flood debris has been stacked up by volunteers, who have become the backbone of the cleanup effort. WPLN’s Blake Farmer reports.Read more ›
A week after floodwaters covered so much of Tennessee, more attention is turning to the environmental impact here and downstream. The EPA has been called in to help. WPLN’s Blake Farmer reports the first order of business is stopping the raw sewage that’s still pouring into rivers.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›