Sobering, isn’t it?
Click on the following links for more photo coverage of this tragic event:
This is a video of one of our interstates (we have 3 that intersect through Nashville) with approximately 70 vehicles trapped underwater. A nearby portable building from a school was lifted from its foundation by flood water and washed into the the interstate.
This is what the interstate looked like after the flood water receded from that portion of the interstate:
People have had to pull their belongings outside to sort through the mess.
A scene not atypical for many middle TN neighborhoods right now.
Room on the first floor of the Opryland Hotel.
The water level reached 10 feet.
A man plays guitar on the balcony of a motel.
Salvation Army Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate, and make sure to designate to Nashville Flood Relief.
Donate by buying a t-shirt! A local graphic design company is selling t-shirts for $20, $17 of which goes straight to charity. Follow them on Facebook to help spread the word.
Are you local? PHOTOS for the Flood is a group of area photographers getting together to do 20 minute photos sessions for $50. The photos can be of anyone, any theme. Bring yourself, your friends, your family, and props! Each session costs $50, all of which goes straight to the Nashville Area Red Cross and Hands On Nashville. Read more about it on their Facebook page here.
What’s needed most?
Generators, cleaning supplies, diapers and other supplies that can assist in recovery efforts.
*Our country music stars are helping us out!*
Middle Tennessee is an amazing place. Last Thursday night, only 4 days after rain had stopped, we had a telethon to raise money. Put together quickly by Vince Gill and friends at a local tv station. Among the guest singers were Keith Urban (who lost most all of his music equipment in the flood), Amy Grant, Keb Mo, Naomi Judd, Darius Rucker, and Alison Kraus just to name a few. Taylor Swift called in and donated $500,000! All in all we were able to raise over $1.7 million. Amazing!
Music City Keep On Playin’ — A Benefit For Flood Relief
On Sunday, May 16, from 8-10pm EST, the GAC (Great American Country) network will air a telethon featuring Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins, and more.
Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert For Flood Recovery
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are organizing a flood-relief concert for June 22. The concert will feature Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, LeAnn Rimes, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Martina McBride. More musicians are expected to be added to the list.
CMA Music Festival
And, of course, the CMA Musical Festival that occurs in Nashville every year will go on as planned June 10-13. There were thoughts of canceling the event, but you know what? Nashville needs you! CMA will donate 50% of the Festival earnings to flood victims!
Do you like country music? Have you always wanted to see multiple country artists perform on the same stage? Now’s your chance! Come support middle Tennessee and see some great performances, too!
Can’t make it to Tennessee? Can’t afford to donate?
Just help us spread the word that Tennessee needs YOU!
Thank you for reading this, my friends.