Right now, warnings are just a computerized tone, but they will soon sound like an actual siren. Officials hope the new sound will be louder and more recognizable.
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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.
Nashville’s largest-ever home buyout program starts this week with 300 offers going to owners in areas hardest hit by last month’s flooding. Stormwater officials want to avoid hop-scotching around the city.
Water utilities in middle Tennessee will be better prepared to handle shortages after May’s flooding.
An order to conserve drinking water in Davidson County was lifted Monday. Metro Water Services has repaired the flooded K.R. Harrington treatment plant, which is now operating at half capacity.
The Metro Planning Department has compiled a list of more than 3,000 homes in the 100 year flood plain which sustained damage in this month’s record-breaking storms. The owners have to meet certain criteria before they can begin to rebuild.
The flood damage to private property in Nashville is quickly approaching $2 billion. According to estimates released by city officials Wednesday, more than 11,000 parcels sustained some kind of damage during this month’s historic rainfall.
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.
The call to conserve water seems to finally be taking hold in Nashville.
Water usage in Nashville is only slightly lower than usual, despite ongoing requests for conservation from city officials.
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.
Water supplies in Nashville dropped 15% overnight, spurring officials to again urge residents to conserve as much as possible.
The number of storm-related deaths in Tennessee has grown to 13 across, after another body was found in the flood waters. Emergency officials in Tennessee are now pleading with residents to conserve water. Massive flooding has damaged municipal water service.