From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Nashville Flood Video

A natural disaster of epic proportion as photographed by Nashville's citizens




As the video notes, coverage of the Nashville flood on national news has been limited. Bombers, oil spills -- America has a lot going on right now. That doesn't change the fact that Nashville has been left a terrible, terrible mess by the Great Flood of 2010. I can't imagine trying to carry on with life in the midst of all the flood damage.

"We are Nashville" on the Section303 blog

Murfreesboro and Nashville Flood: How You Can Help
Middle Tennessee Red Cross
Salvation Army in Nashville

4 comments:

RunAwayImagination said...

Thank you for posting that video and the other links. The national media has definitely ignored our catastrophe. However, it is gratifying to see the outpouring of support from the local community for their neighbors.

Luckily we had no flood damage, as we live near the top of a watershed. However, my agency in downtown Nashville was closed from Monday afternoon when the power went out until today (Friday, May 7).

Genevieve said...

Runaway, I will never purchase a home that isn't built on an elevated area. I've learned to respect rivers and streams after living here for 20 years -- and I respect them even more now. Many flooded areas of Nashville weren't even in the so-called "flood plains."

I just heard on the news that the damage estimate for Nashville is currently $1.5 billion. I haven't heard a damage estimate for Clarksville, our neighbor to the south, but they had widespread, unprecedented flooding, too.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

My prayers go out to everyone in Nashville. Thank you for including the sites to donate. Prayers move mountains, and donations can, too. I put the you-tube video on my blog, I hope you don't mind. I also sent the video to everyone I knew. I think it's important that the nation knows that Nashville and her people needs our help.

Genevieve said...

I don't mind at all, Stitchy -- glad you did! It's not my video anyhow!

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