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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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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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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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FEMA Grants Deadline Extension for Disaster Benefits

by / on June 25, 2010

Flood victims will have an extra 30 days to file for disaster assistance from the federal government. A deadline extension was granted Friday.

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Fugate Frustrated by Flood Insurance Delay

by / on June 22, 2010

Some flood victims won’t be able to get federal money for rebuildling until Congress reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program. Some businesses are stuck because they can’t get their Small Business Administration loans until they have proof of flood insurance.

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Delegation Requests FEMA Filing Deadline Extension

by / on June 17, 2010

Tennessee’s congressional delegation has found some agreement on an issue – extending the deadline to file for flood assistance.

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TDEC Returns to Normal Water Monitoring After May Flooding

by / on June 16, 2010

State regulators have returned to normal water quality testing of Tennessee’s lakes and rivers after heightened monitoring since the flood. Most bodies of water have returned to pre-flood conditions.

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Federal Assistance Tops $200 Million for Flood Recovery

by / on June 15, 2010

More than $200 million in federal aid has been approved for Tennessee flood victims. Nearly 62,000 people have now applied for help.

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Senate Takes Up Sales Tax Relief for Flood Victims

by / on May 25, 2010

The state Senate has begun debating a plan to let flood victims buy building materials, furnishings and appliances without paying sales tax. House Democrats proposed the idea 10 days ago.

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Emergency Food Stamp Program Extended One Week

by / on May 20, 2010

Flood victims have another week to apply for one-time emergency cash and food stamps. The federal program was extended yesterday in 14 hard-hit counties.

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Flood Damage Estimates Rise Beyond $2 Billion

by / on May 19, 2010

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.

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Odom Wants Tax Break for Flood Victims

by / on May 17, 2010

A new proposal before the state legislature would exempt flood victims in Tennessee from paying sales tax on replacement items. House Democratic Leader Gary Odom is working out the details this week.

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Flood Cleanup Is Big Business in Tennessee

Flood Cleanup Is Big Business in Tennessee

by / on May 17, 2010

This month’s flooding gave disaster restoration companies more work than they could handle and has attracted crews from as far away as New Hampshire.

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Getting More Federal Money for Flood Victims

by / on May 14, 2010

Tennessee communities trying to rebuild from historic flooding could be in line for more money from the federal government. Yesterday a Senate committee approved billions of dollars in extra emergency funds for states. Tennessee’s share is $150 million.

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Drinking Water At Risk in Tennessee Flooding

by / on May 3, 2010

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.

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