Thursday, May 06, 2010

More on our Disaster in Tennessee!

Thanks every one for all the kind comments on our disaster here in Tennessee.  We are a strong State and we are also called the "Volunteer State".  There are so many people helping others here this week.  We have a long road ahead of us but we will make it back!  I just wanted to share this great Video of Kenny Chesney showing CNN's Anderson Cooper, what Nashville looks like and what his house looked like when he got home.  So many musicians live here in Nashville and were affected by all this too. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Our Flooded part of the Country!

Well, it seems like here lately all I have been posting about is some bad events in my life. First my Aunt, and now this.  I am sure most of you have heard about our horrible Flood that we had here in Middle Tennessee this past week-end.  Some of our parts had 15 inches of rain within 48 hours.  It has caused major devastation all over. 
The picture above is of the Grand Old Opry house in Nashville.  It sits right next to the Cumberland River which is now 12 ft over flood stage.  It has flooded so many of our major landmarks in Nashville and other areas around us.  The next pictures are of Opryland Hotel! Very, very, heartbreaking.

The most saddest part is that we have lost 18 lives in our area from this horrific Act of Nature.  Entire subdivision with beautiful homes are sitting under water now.  Our football stadium where my beloved Titan's play has water in it up to the first row of seats.  Major landmarks in Downtown Nashville, Wild Horse Saloon, Hard Rock Cafe, Country Music Hall of Fame, and our new Symphony Hall, they are all damaged by the flood water.
Nashville is now down to one Water Plant that is operational and its in danger too.  I have never in my life seen this degree of flooding in my whole 48 years, except when I saw the coverage of Katrina. And this does compare to it in my mind. 
I live 30 miles west of Nashville but I work there.  Our county was hit hard but not where I live.  We did have water in our yard but never in the house.  Just about every county in the middle Tennessee area suffered some type of flood issues from the top of the state to the bottom.  Below are some more pictures.

I could keep on and on, showing these heart breaking images.  The River finally crested last night and is suppose to start receding today.  Next will come alot of clean up for our Area, and good-byes to the ones we lost.  Please keep us all here in Middle Tennessee in your thoughts and prayers.  We are going to need them.
Much Love to you all!