Monday, May 3, 2010

So far.. This is the hardest

Lots of areas look like this
No, I'm not talking about workups or even Deployment. I'm talking about the State of emergency my hometown is in. Being 13 hours and seeing pictures, hearing the news of the flooding, the deaths.. in middle Tennessee. AND even worse, they expect there to be MORE flooding and MORE deaths.

Riverview Restaurant is now gone. It was swept away.
People are loosing everything, some loosing even their life to this. As of right now, the death toll is at 12. I pray there will be no more lives lost from this. The Weather Channel just said there are 2 missing now. I pray they find them and find them alive.

Had to take boats to get People out
The pictures people are posting online from home.. Well, it's really starting to get to me. I grew up there. The first 18 years of my life, I never moved out of Cheatham County... and now, so much is being washed away, literally. But that is still not what scares me the most. They have started to evacuate parts of the county I grew up in.

My Grandmother is stuck at her job... which is right on the Cumberland River. She can not get home because the roads are blocked by the flood waters. I just pray that she can get somewhere safe. My mom is keeping me updated on her, but I think my mom might not tell me everything that's going on so that I won't worry so much. Either way, I'm worried.

Small shopping center
They are saying the waters could rise up to 10 more feet. According to the weather channel, the levee in Nashville is on the verge of breaking. They have opened several dams to keep them from breaking. It is good to keep them from breaking.. just scary because that means more flooding.

I just pray the water stops rising and levels soon. So many have lost their home. It's sad, you can't get flood insurance there unless your are in a classified flood zone.
They are calling this the "100 Year Flood". It has been over 100 years since middle Tennessee has seen a flood like this.

Please keep middle Tennessee families in your Prayers.

House now is on it's own island with no way out other than a boat

Farms Flooded

Roads Flooded


  1. We got hit pretty hard where I am at too-Kentucky.

    It started early Saturday morning and kept on until sometime early Monday morning. There was floods here too. They even shut down one of our interstates (I guess that's what it would be called).

    I'm sure how bad it got, because I didn't go anywhere or look out my window.

    Looking at the pictures, it looks much worse. I'll be keeping you and TN in my prayers.

  2. Wow! We heard about the flooding and were talking about an alternate route for our PCS, I had no clue it was this bad. Thanks for raising my awareness.

  3. Oh my goodness, I've been watching the storm all week...I'm currently in East TN during deployment(Pigeon Forge) thankfully we're always saved by the mountains but I have many friends in the Nashville/Murfreesboro area. Have you seen the pictures/videos of Opryland Hotel? They can't even get in to Opry Mills Mall yet and the whole of downtown is underwater, I've never seen anything like this in a landlocked state!

  4. I know how you're feeling. With my DF deployed, I'm home in PA....but, worrying about the now *vacant* house in TN. I've been frantically calling and emailing the people I do know in the area to see if they can check on the house. Unfortuntely, most of the people can't get out because their streets are completely flooded!

    I will be keeping you, and your family in my prayers!

  5. That's what I blogged about today, too. It is absolutely unreal and heartbreaking to see this. It's always sad, but it takes on a different type of sadness when it's home. I can't imagine what it's going to be like here in the next few days as the water recedes.

  6. It is really bad. I will post an update blog with more from the Nashville area.
    Seems that so much has been lost.

    Several People lost their lives because they were trapped in their cars on the interstate. They had to shut down a lot of roads and parts of the interstates.

    We know people that couldn't get to their house, and their pets drowned. We know of 87 year olds who lost absolutely everything.

    It's getting to me that it's not getting the national coverage that it should be getting. The Weather Channel says the flooding is worse than Katrina, but here in Virginia, The Weather Channel is the only channel covering any of it.