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Rainwaters Flood Tennessee

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tennesseans Awash in Floodwaters

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Mandy Lunn/The Tennessean; Sharon Brewer and her son Andrew Brewer enter the American Red Cross local disaster relief at the People's Church in Franklin , Tenn., Sunday, May 2, 2010.

Sharon Brewer and her son Andrew Brewer enter the American Red Cross local disaster relief at the People's Church in Franklin , Tenn., Sunday, May 2, 2010; Mandy Lunn/The Tennessean

Photo by Rick Murray; Andrea Silva and Jamey Howell cling to Howell's Jeep Sunday morning when flash flooding from Station Camp Creek Road overtook their vehicle.

Andrew Hudson carries his dog Sugar after being rescued by boat by Metro Fire Department off Winn Road in West Nashville on Sunday May 2, 2010; Shelley Mays/Photo by Rick Murray; Andrea Silva and Jamey Howell cling to Howell's Jeep Sunday morning when flash flooding from Station Camp Creek Road overtook their vehicle.

Roy Turner hold a blanket closely around him as he wait in a shelter at the Gallatin Civic Center. He and other family members had to wade out of their Blade Road home as the waters rose in Gallatin. Turner said the water was chest deep as he waded out. "And I'm 6 foot 2." More flooding is expected as flood waters rise all around the Midstate.

Quinna Miederhoff (center with the Michgan sweatshirt) is escorted from her Merrell Street home in Gallatin by rescue personel after "the water got to high" Miederhoff said. More flooding is expected as flood waters rise all around the midstate.-LARRY MCCORMACK/THE TENNESSEAN

John Partipilo/The Tennessean; A vendor walks through the downtown Nashville Farmer's Market which was flooded. – Shelley Mays, The Tennessean; Metro Fire Department rescues residents on Winn Road in West Nashville home on Sunday May 2, 2010.

Dover Anthony sings on his guitar as he overlooks the parking lot of submerged cars at the Knights Motel in East Nashville. -JOHN PARTIPILO

– Shelley Mays/ The Tennessean; Neighbors carry Janie Cramen to an ambulance after she was rescued by boat from her West Nashville home on Sunday May 2, 2010. Cramen is on oxygen.

The Tennessean; Flood waters surround this barn in Leipers Fork, TN, Sunday, May 2, 2010

A vehicle is driven through standing water on a flooded street on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in Nashville, Tenn. Widespread flooding is being reported in Tennessee as heavy rains continue to pound the state. Tennessee Emergency Management spokesman Jeremy Heidt said some areas of the state had gotten up to 10 inches of rain by Saturday afternoon and more was expected. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

– The Tennessean; Flood water surround this barn in Liepers Fork Sunday, May 2, 2010.

– Mandy Lunn/The Tennessean; A home is flooded on Ewingville Dr. in Franklin , Tenn., Saturday, May 1, 2010.

– The Tennessean; High water closed Boyd Mill Pike early in Liepers Fork Sunday, May 2, 2010.

– Will Smith; Motorists in both lanes of a flooded Interstate 40 make their way through the water Saturday May 1, 2010 near Jackson, Tenn. Widespread flooding is being reported in Tennessee as heavy rains continue to pound the state. Tennessee Emergency Management spokesman Jeremy Heidt said some areas of the state had gotten up to 10 inches of rain by Saturday afternoon and more was expected. (AP Photo/Will Smith)

– Shelley Mays; Metro Fire Department Special Operation rescues a Belle Meade police office off Harding Road in Belle Meade on Sunday May 2, 2010. Police officer Norm Shelton was clinging to a tree for an hour before being rescued. The location of his patrol car is unknown.

Metro Fire Department Special Operation rescues a Belle Meade police office off Harding Road on Sunday May 2, 2010. Norm Shelton was clinging to a tree for an hour before being rescued. Shelley Mays/The Tennessean

City of Franklin new police department lower level parking garage was flooded on Saturday May 1, 2010.- Shelley Mays/The Tennessean

– Larry McCormack; Donald Sweat and Sarah Tippett take photos of the railroad bridge that was washed off it’s foundations when floodwaters swelled the creek that leads the the Leabanon square. More flooding is expected as flood waters rise all around the midstate.

– Larry McCormack; Flood waters bring out the cursious to take photos and see a site that no one has seen since the flood of 1979, the Dariy King on Thompson Lane underwater. “I’ve never seen it come up this fast” said owner Jeff Jones. He and “an army of friends” got most of the equipment out as the flood waters rose.

- Larry McCormack; A truck passes by a flooded car as flood waters cover Interstate 24 near the Antioch Pike overpass in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, May 1, 2010. Heavy rains pounded Tennessee, causing widespread flooding across the state. A spokesman for the Nashville Fire Department, said one person drowned in flood waters on Interstate 24 south of Nashville. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Larry McCormack)

8 Responses to “Rainwaters Flood Tennessee”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Irmhild Rueter. Irmhild Rueter said: All my prayers and best wishes for Tennessee. Awful Flooding http://bit.ly/9mTbFM […]

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  3. Here in Bemis – Jackson, Tn. I had a 2 days total of 14.58 ” of Heavy Thunderstorms on May 1 st & 2 nd : This is the New Record Wettest May for Bemis – Jackson, Tn. : Old record : 14.46 ” in 1974

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    • Warm Southern Breeze said

      Thanks for reading, and for responding! Whoah!!! A relative of mine in Lebanon said in two days they’d received 13 inches of rain, which is 25% of their average annual rainfall! For y’all’s sake, I hope things don’t deteriorate past the point of no return! Keeping you and others in my prayers!

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  4. M said

    oh my gosh

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