Regardless of my friend, Melody’s suggestion; I couldn’t help but look at Craigslist today for any kind of bargain. (It’s an affliction I have. I have taken two Tylenol with the hopes that it would pass, but no such luck.)
The top items today seem to be…
OK, now to be serious because the situation does warrant some serious talk. The Cumberland river (which some city planner thought it was a GREAT idea to build Nashville around) is still continuing to rise and we are seeing historic landmarks and buildings flood. The Opryland Hotel had to be evacuated and is still taking on water. The Grand Ole Opry is starting to take in water. LP field is only good for water polo and hundreds of other businesses just in downtown Nashville alone are damaged…and still the waters rise.
We went out today to visually assure ourselves that the new house was still standing (it was!) and passed scene after scene of the flooding. Golf courses that are now lakes, car dealerships still under water, large trees uprooted and giant sink holes in the roads. Like I said yesterday…our area wasn’t that badly hit.
I listened to our local talk radio station today (99.7 WWTN) and caller after caller talked about the horrors of different areas. There is a whole subdivision that is totally cut off by the flood waters and people there are without electricity, supplies, even their houses and no hope for rescue anytime soon. Just down the street from us we watched water & air rescues as they evacuated a community that is directly by the river and one of our many dams.
There are many in our area that have lost everything and hardly anyone had flood insurance because we are not supposed to be in a flood plain. If you can ease some of the suffering for these families, you can call 615-862-8574 to learn about the different needs of the many shelters that have been set up in the areas. If you are local to the Nashville, Clarksville and surrounding areas; they desperately need water, first aid supplies, toiletries and other necessary items.