Heavy rain consumed everything they had ever owned and spared none of it — not their house, not their restaurant, not even their daughter’s toys.
Tennessee has racked up a hefty bill this year thanks to weather and climate disasters. Since January, the state has been impacted by six multi-state, billion-dollar disasters, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In February, an Arctic air mass dumped snow, sleet and ice across Tennessee. That cost as much […]
Art teachers in the town of Waverly are trying to pick up the pieces after the deadly flooding in August, and they are helping their students process the devastation. But that’s a challenge without access to their usual tools.
In Tennessee, one battle against flooding could take place in the little waterways branching through the state’s rural communities. Floodplain and stream restoration have long been considered among the most important efforts to reduce flood impacts. But with limited regulation and oversight, these areas are often unprotected.
Middle Tennessee’s deadly flood received a Major Disaster Declaration from the federal government, opening up more opportunities for aid for those affected.
The water receded almost as quickly as at fell, but torrential downpours in the Nashville area submerged homes and drove residents to higher ground. Some of those homes had stayed dry in the flood of 2010.