Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Nashville Flood of 2010

Nashville is in trouble right now. Recently it rained so hard that major flooding occurred all over the city. Because of my internship I have a special place in my heart for Nashville. For those of you who read this blog often, you know that I lived in Nashville for 2 months and got to know the city better by bicycle, than I know my own city. Nashville is where I really got to live on my own for the first time, and got to meet some amazing people along the way. Nashville is my second home and it is terrible that they are going through this right now.

A recently Facebook post from a friend who currently lives in Nashville states:

"Temporary shelters are at capacity, missing people unaccounted for, many homes
are under water, we're in a water conservation emergency, much of
Nashville's economic base is threatened by flood damage, etc, etc. In
other words, we're going to need help. Text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to
donate $10 to disaster relief."

It is a good idea, and it is only $10! Also, if you live in the Nashville area there is an art auction taking place on Saturday May 8th which benefits flood relief. Check it out here. http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=120105011341130

The videos below were taken from youtube, but both are places that I have been in Nashville before the flood. The first one is of the Opryland Hotel where me and the interns once made a trip to find a stamp and postcard convention. It turns out it wasn't there, but somewhere else nearby. Instead we walked around through the hotels large open spaces walking through the plants, and over bridges, and past the indoor river. Now the whole place is underwater. You can't tell where the indoor river once was, and the walking paths through the plants are gone!

This second video is where I used to buy y groceries. It is about 3 miles from my apartment in Nashville. Which means it is also 3 miles from the one thing I left behind in Nashville. My car. I hope it didn't get carried away.

I talked to one of the interns earlier who said the country music hall of fame was flooded, but that it hadn't reached Hatch Show Print. He said that they were closed for now, and that everything of value was lifted 6 inches off the ground as a precaution.

Good Luck Nashville!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for spreading the word about our art show! The date has been changed to May 15 6-10pm. We need monetary, non-perishable food items or pet supply donations! Proceeds go to Hands On Nashville