Wednesday, May 5

sad for my city

There is so much devastation in & around Nashville & Middle Tennessee right now from the 500 year flood that happened on May 1st & 2nd. People are out of their homes because they have been flooded out, they have lost their electricity, their communication, cars, their memories & keepsakes, their pets & some, their lives. National & historic landmarks are ruined, tainted & soaked. It is incredibly sad & i can honestly say that i have never seen anything like it, let alone be a part of it. In case folks don't grasp the severity of what's going on: Temporary shelters are at capacity, missing people are 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. We need help.

I think it was best said by a writer for the Nashville Predators:

"The national news coverage gave us 15 minutes, but went back to focusing on a failed car bomb and an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. While both are clearly important stories, was that any reason to ignore our story? It may not be as terror-sexy as a failed car bomb or as eco-sexy as an oil spill, but that’s no reason to be ignored. The Cumberland River crested at its highest level in over 80 years. Nashville had its highest rainfall totals since records began. People drowned. Billions of dollars in damage occurred. It is the single largest disaster to hit Middle Tennessee since the Civil War. And yet…no one knows about it."

More importantly, be praying for the citizens of Middle Tennessee, and all other affected areas for quick recovery.
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Kimmy said...

That is truly so so sad! I have never suffered from such devastation myself and can only imagine what the pain is like. My thoughts and prayers are with all those suffering.

Sammy said...

So sad, praying for all those affected. I hope that somehow word gets out about this devastating disaster. I only hear about it from friends (bloggy and real life) who live in TN. There's barely in coverage on the flooding on the news... so sad.