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Monday, May 3, 2010

The Great Nashville Flood of 2010

Today was one for the record books.

Nashville is completely under water. I've never seen anything like this before. The stories from friends and family don't seem real. James and I are so lucky where we live. We have had power and haven't had problems with flooding. But nearly everyone I know has had damage of some kind. Including our band.

This is just a few blocks from our condo


Downtown Nashville


This dude caught a fish on Edmunson Pike!




We were supposed to leave today to head to Ohio. But our band physically can't get to us. Squad cars are blocking the roads, because there's so much water over them. We keep hoping the water will recede enough for everyone to get out... we're waiting...

But I feel silly talking about THAT being our biggest complaint.


I have a friend who was picked up by a boat from the second story of her flooded house where she was trapped... She was dropped off at Kroger, and made way to a friend's. This was after she and her mother watched her car, her mother's car, and her sister's car all be swept away by the water. She and her mother are just 2 of the 600 who have been rescued from their homes so far this weekend. And 36,000 people are currently without power.

My brother has a friend who stood waist deep in water and watched his house burn to the ground because the fire trucks couldn't get to the hydrants... they were all under water. The irony of that is too much.

Thank goodness we haven't tried to leave yet because all 3 of the major interstates around Nashville have been shut down for most of the day - including the one we needed to get to Ohio. Check out this crazy video of a mobile classroom that was caught on tape floating down I-24 earlier today:

Here's the link for you facebookers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHuMn1AVRDg&feature=player_embedded#!

And here's the vid for the blog readers.



That video was just down the road from where our guitar player lives that can't get out of his house!!! We're just thankful he is ok.

Our prayers are with everyone who have lost their homes and been forced to evacuate to shelters. Currently over 400 people are in shelters. But as always, the churches and people around town have come together and been providing amazing support to everyone.

We're still working on it, but it's not looking like we're gonna make it to our show in Ohio tomorrow. We NEVER take canceling a show lightly, but I am sure they will understand.

It feels like I am watching news stories of other people, and then I look out my window and see that it is HERE. Thank you for all the kind words of support on facebook and twitter. Thank goodness the rain has finally STOPPED. Here's hoping the water recedes sooner than later so people can begin putting their lives back together.

Peace. Love. Fiddle.
~natalie

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1 Comments:

Blogger Natalie's Favorite Farm Boy Fan : ) said...

I'm glad y'all are okay, I've been praying you did not get caught on the road !!

It's so bad it almost seems surreal. It hurts so bad to see all the loss of lives and homes !!

I never thought we'd see Opryland Hotel and the Opry Mills mall and the Grand Ole Opry flooded.

God please be with everyone who has lost loved ones or their homes, or both, and please be with us as we face the long recovery, and help everyone whose place of employment was destroyed or flooded, and thank you Lord for helping get Natalie and her band off the roads and safely home !!!

May 3, 2010 at 11:05 AM  

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