Nashville Walloped by Flood
Posted on May 3, 2010
Last weekend was a very wet one for residents of Nashville, Tenn., as record flooding from the Cumberland River displaced thousands, claimed 12 lives and continued to pose a watery threat to the southeastern city that was expected to persist through Tuesday. —KA
Flooding has prompted evacuations from several locations in Nashville, including The Riverfront and First Avenue, Metro Center in North Nashville and Opryland. First Avenue and Metro Center will be closed until the Cumberland River recedes.
Officials have opened a fourth emergency shelter at the Shrine Temple, 1354 Brick Church Pike, which can hold 300 people. Other shelters are: Bellevue Middle School, 655 Colice-Jeanne Road; the Jewish-Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Boulevard; and Lipscomb University’s student activities building. All three can house up to 200 people, though officials have said that Lipscomb is or has been at-capacity.
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The Cumberland River cuts through the heart of downtown Nashville.