The federal government has officially declared the flash floods on March 27 and March 28 to have been a major disaster. That means federal money will be available to pay for response efforts and infrastructure repair in 23 Tennessee counties.
With the community’s help, a family-owned Kurdish market in South Nashville that was damaged by flooding hopes to salvage part of the store’s most profitable season.
In Nashville, the damage looks likely to meet the threshold to get help from FEMA. At this point, it’s unclear how that will help renters, many of whom are likely not to have been covered by insurance.
The city of Nashville is trying to determine the source of a downright mess in Mill Creek. Plastic bags, cutlery, cups and take-out containers are littering the greenway of Whitsett Park.
“It’s just more than a convenience store,” says a close friend of the owners. “It’s been kind of like a second home for a lot of people.”
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.
In a muck-covered neighborhood, people felt tired, dirty, frustrated. But they are also felt hopeful. Neighbors, relatives and friends turned out to help each other in a time of need Sunday morning.
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.