17 thoughts on “Meanwhile in Tennessee”

    • Thanks mu. I was going to link to Boston too, but got sidetracked and didn’t get back to it.

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  1. Nashville’s damage is not the big picture, just the picture that most people see on TV.60 to 70% of middle and western Tennessee got hid by this. The damage were countless. The stories are heart breaking. Friends dead or losing everything they had with insurance that will not cover any of the damage. But we will take care of our own and be stronger for it. I was cut off from the road on high ground and it was sad to only be able to watch others houses wash away.

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  2. I live in Memphis and the Storm last weekend was awful. The park across the street from us looked like a pond. There is a town called Millington where the levee broke. They went from a few inches of water to 6 feet in a matter of minutes. Police knocking on doors giving people 5 minutes to get out. THEY HAD TO LEAVE BEHIND THEIR ANIMALS!!! It’s so sad. Many people lost everything. No flood insurance.

    Help these people if you can.

    http://hip2save.com/2010/05/hip2givetennesseeflood.html

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  3. I spent a year in Millington as a military wife. We loved Tennessee. Heart breaks for you. Donation to the Red Cross.

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  4. StAnne – they’ve actually evacuated the BUPERS facility in Millington and frozen all processing of orders. Totally understandable, but amazing that the flooding will have such a marked impact on military waiting for orders and functionality

    My heart goes out to those in TN…

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  5. Thank you for the update, everyone. Passing on your news to old Navy friends. Hang in there.

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  6. Thanks to everybody for the good wishes & prayers. We’re Tennesseans–we’ll be fine. Just need awhile to get things straightened out.

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  7. That last picture isn’t from Nashville. It’s from Jackson, Tn. It’s one of dozens of roads washed out here along with over a dozen bridges completely gone. It’s not just Nashville.

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  8. Yep. I was able to keep my head above water. Didn’t have flooding but a 36″ diameter tree fell on the house. No one hurt, minimal damage so we’re great. Knocked out dish and messed up connectivity. But folks here are pretty resilient and self-reliant. Makes me proud to see the folks working together rather than saying ‘woe is me.’

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