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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View new photos of LP Field flooding and of the Pinnacle building.
FEMA says it has given out $100 million just two weeks after deadly historic flooding devastated homes and businesses in Tennessee.
See the latest flooding photos here.
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.
One of the two remaining missing people in Nashville after last week’s flooding was found in a remote area of Mill Creek Wednesday.
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.
A week after historic rainfall swamped much of Middle Tennessee, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has issued another state of emergency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.