Severe weather hits Middle Tennessee. Wide spread damage has devastated multiple counties, cities, and lives. The saturated ground bulges while rivers and streams make their way over their banks. Evacuation of 1st Street downtown has begun. The Cumberland River is still rising and expected to spill over it’s banks.
Some musicians are still out trying to chase their dreams. People stranded downtown will be well entertained. But most places are reporting entertainment no shows and obviously low crowds. Let’s hope these venues can economically recover from the loss of weekend revenue.
A majority of businesses are closed in attempts to keep people off the roads. Local schools have even followed suit and will be closed tomorrow as well. This allows more clearance on the roads for emergency vehicles to get to the people in need.
So far the unofficial word is:
600 water rescues
10 to 18+ inches of rain in the last two days (typical of 3 -4 months, not 2 days)
Cumberland River is at 48 feet
8 confirmed dead
Curfews in Franklin, TN (official release)
Anyone with more official updates – please comment on this post, with links if possible, so we can all have accurate information.
*all photos were taken in Williamson County, just south of Nashville, TN