Post Tagged with: "Nashville flooding"

Corps of Engineers Defends River Management as More Lawmakers Call for Probe

by / on May 19, 2010

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.

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Titans Release Flood Photos, Pinnacle Reopens

by / on May 18, 2010

View new photos of LP Field flooding and of the Pinnacle building.

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FEMA Aid Tops $100 Million

by / on May 18, 2010

FEMA says it has given out $100 million just two weeks after deadly historic flooding devastated homes and businesses in Tennessee.

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Following the Flood – New Photos

by / on May 13, 2010

See the latest flooding photos here.

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2,000 Flood Cleanup Jobs Listed

by / on May 13, 2010

There are more than 2,000 flood cleanup jobs the state’s career centers are trying to help employers fill. The jobs are mostly temporary and pay $8-10/hour.

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Missing Teen Found in Mill Creek

by / on May 12, 2010

One of the two remaining missing people in Nashville after last week’s flooding was found in a remote area of Mill Creek Wednesday.

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Volunteers Beat Hired Help in Flood Clean Up

by / on May 11, 2010

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.

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Dean Renews State of Emergency

by / on May 10, 2010

A week after historic rainfall swamped much of Middle Tennessee, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has issued another state of emergency.

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Water Conservation New Reality for Metro

by / on May 10, 2010

It will be at least another week of shortened showers, deferred flushing and delayed laundry in Nashville. Metro Water Services is still in the initial clean up phase of restoring one of its two drinking water treatment plants.

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Environmental Concerns Rise to Surface as Floodwater Recedes

by / on May 10, 2010

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.

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Head of Homeland Security Tours Flood Damage

by / on May 8, 2010

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano says recovery won’t come quickly to flood damaged areas of Tennessee and pledged long-term assistance. Napolitano walked through the badly hit Bordeaux neighborhood Saturday morning.

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Alexander Questions Corps Communication about Dam Releases

by / on May 6, 2010

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.

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Floodwaters Continue to Cutoff Homes in Tennessee

by / on May 6, 2010

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.

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Parts of Ashland City Still Cut Off by Water

Parts of Ashland City Still Cut Off by Water

by / on May 5, 2010

Rescue efforts continue in Tennessee after record weekend flooding. National Guard units are airlifting meals ready to eat in rural areas still cut off by flood waters.

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Flood Waters Still Threaten as They Recede

Flood Waters Still Threaten as They Recede

by / on May 4, 2010

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.

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