Post Tagged with: "tennessee flooding"

Storms Cause Flooding, Power Outages, Problems for Flyers

Storms Cause Flooding, Power Outages, Problems for Flyers

by / on July 20, 2012

Much of Middle Tennessee is drying out this morning, following a wave of severe thunderstorms.

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Following the Flood – New Photos

by / on May 13, 2010

See the latest flooding photos here.

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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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Some Businesses Disappointed in Available Flood Help

by / on May 11, 2010

Some businesses are realizing there will be little federal help to rebuild after suffering massive flood damage.

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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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AUDIO FEATURE: Cheatham County Recovery A Step Behind Nashville

AUDIO FEATURE: Cheatham County Recovery A Step Behind Nashville

by / on May 5, 2010

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.

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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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Gallery: Nashville Flood Photos

Gallery: Nashville Flood Photos

by / on May 4, 2010

A few of Nashville Public Radio’s photos from the flood and its aftermath in Middle Tennessee.

Anne Marshall contributed to this collection.

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Workers Sandbag to Protect Metro Center, Water-Treatment Plant

by / on May 4, 2010

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.

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FEMA Chief Joins Aerial Survey of Tennessee

by / on May 3, 2010

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.

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Floodwater Death Toll Appears To Be Rising In Nashville

by / on May 3, 2010

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.

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Officials Field Water Flow Questions

by / on May 3, 2010

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.

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Some Still Fighting Off Water after Historic Flooding

Some Still Fighting Off Water after Historic Flooding

by / on May 3, 2010

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.

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