A federal disaster declaration could trigger another round of buyouts for flooded homes in Nashville. Increasingly, cities are fighting floodwaters by — more or less — getting out of the way: The federal government buys the houses just to tear them down. But a buyout offer doesn’t mean people will take it.
If the last year has proven anything, it’s that Middle Tennesseans come together in times of crisis.
Updated 5:35 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued another flash flood watch for Nashville and much of Middle Tennessee. Up to 2 more inches of rain is expected to fall on the region starting Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday. The watch begins at 7 p.m.
The death toll from Tennessee flash flooding has risen again. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says the weekend storm killed residents in Davidson, Cheatham and Hawkins counties.
At least four people are believed to have been killed as pounding rain flooded streams in Nashville and elsewhere in Middle Tennessee overnight. Metro officials say at least 130 people had to be rescued from cars and homes.
The biggest danger of the moment, and one which shows no sign of letting up, is the risk of flash floods in the creeks, streams and low-lying areas in places where the worst of the storms have already moved through.
Listen / The parents of the 2-year-old boy who died in a flash flood at Cummins Falls State Park last month have started the process to sue the state of Tennessee for negligence. Their lawsuit, WPLN has learned, will address a key question that’s also being asked by lawmakers and the state government: Why was […]
Listen / Six of Nashville’s greenways remain flooded and partially closed to joggers and bicyclists. With more rain coming, officials say they could stay that way for a while.
Updated 10:00 a.m. Still have 2,700 people without power in Cumberland Electric’s service area, mostly concentrated in Montgomery and Stewart counties.