Much of Middle Tennessee is drying out this morning, following a wave of severe thunderstorms.
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See the latest flooding photos here.
One of the two remaining missing people in Nashville after last week’s flooding was found in a remote area of Mill Creek Wednesday.
Some businesses are realizing there will be little federal help to rebuild after suffering massive flood damage.
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 operations in the state have now been limited to Davidson and Cheatham counties. Both areas continue to deal with the high waters of the Cumberland River. Near Ashland City, search parties are taking to the water in boats making sure everyone’s accounted for.
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.
A few of Nashville Public Radio’s photos from the flood and its aftermath in Middle Tennessee.
Anne Marshall contributed to this collection.
Some of downtown’s signature sites are underwater, including the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and LP field, home to the Tennessee Titans football team, as well as Bridgestone Arena, home to the Nashville Predators hockey team.
Craig Fugate, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was one of the officials who flew over flooded parts of Tennessee Monday. He says it will be hard to put a dollar value on the damage.
Mayor Karl Dean’s office issued an update on the flooding impact in Davidson County Monday evening, including an increase in deaths officials believe to be flood related.
Metro and State officials are asking Nashville residents to cut their water usage in half. One of the city’s waste water plants is flooded and out of operation.
Tennessee officials are requesting federal aid after a weekend of record-breaking floods that killed at least 18 people in the state. Thousands had to evacuate homes and hotels. As some begin to assess the damage, others continue efforts to hold back rising flood waters.