Nashville is under water.
First of all, we are ok. Our home and office is high enough that we didn’t have to deal with anything other than a leaky window or two. We appreciate all who have expressed concern. We are very fortunate to have come out of this in one piece with little damage to our property. We’re on restricted water usage as one of the two water treatment facilities in the metro area is under water. Downtown Nashville (pictured above) is flooded up to 2nd Avenue as the Cumberland river overflows it’s banks; Opryland resort hotel is under 6 feet of water and all 1500+ guests have been evacuated to local high schools; interstates are closed as mile-long stretches are impassable; over 600 water rescues have been performed to rescue people stranded in their homes; and as of now, 6 people have lost their lives in Davidson county alone.
So many have lost everything in this disaster, caused by the wettest 24-hour period in recorded history (Nashville alone received nearly 14″ of rain). You only have to take a look at some of the pictures or video posted to get a sense for the sheer amount of water flowing through the city.
If you are in or around Nashville, please volunteer to help in the cleanup efforts (we have and are completely prepared to set aside work and volunteer wherever we’re needed). If you are not local and still want to help, please consider making a donation to the Metro Nashville Relief Fund or the Nashville Red Cross. The national media has not been covering this disaster as much as is really needed; right now our city needs all the help it can get. Please spread the word.