Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flood Update Part II

            Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions about how the city of Nashville is recovering from the floods that happened in early May, so I thought I would give you all an update.  For those of you who don't know, on the weekend of May 1st and 2nd the city of Nashville experienced an epic flood.  This was not just your average heavy rainstorm.  This was a house collapsing, historic site ruining, ark needing kind of flood that took the lives of over 30 residents and caused tens of millions of dollars worth of damage.  Just to give you an idea, clean up of LP field, home to the Tennessee Titans, cost upwards of 2.4 million, the Country Music Hall of Fame a measly $300,000, and Opryland repairs are estimated at a whopping 225 million.  That's a lot of cashmonayyy.

            But the recovery efforts are truly a testament to the selfless community that calls the capital of the Volunteer State its home.  People have rallied together, benefit concerts have been virtually non-stop, and despite a lack of any real national attention and assistance, Nashville is making quite the comeback.  Though many are still without homes and still reeling from the loss of everything they owned, downtown is up and running, the Hall of Fame has been restored, and to an outsider it would appear that the flood never actually happened.  Quite the turnaround in just 2 months!  So now that we’re back on our feet…it’s time for everyone to come visit!

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