Those Poor folks In Tennessee

Gosh, 9-10 inches or more of rain in just a day or so.

The western two-thirds of Tennessee has seen between 6 and 20 inches of rain since Saturday, with flooding spreading to Kentucky.

That’s just insane.

Lots of pictures here, and things may get worse tonight

According to The Tennessean, eight or nine more feet of floodwater is expected overnight.

Keep them in your prayers, and sending a few shekels to the Red Cross is probably not a bad idea.
ths sends: My forever and ALWAYS disaster relief choice is the Salvation Army.

The best way to help during a disaster is often to make a financial contribution to the charity of your choice. Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.

You can designate where you want your emergency funds spent. I just adore them.

12 Responses to “Those Poor folks In Tennessee”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    Cullen was evacuated out of his neighborhood!

  2. tree hugging sister says:


  3. JeffS says:

    That is….not good. To put it mildly.

  4. Cullen says:

    We made it back to the ‘hood last night! Things have calmed down here quite a bit. The middle Tennessee folks are getting it far worse now because of all the hills and low-lying areas. Looks like things are going to be clear here for the next few days, but I really worry for Nashville and eastward.

    The levies that held back some of the creeks and streams in Millington, where the Navy base is, broke and caused horrible flooding. Had they held, the flooding would have been contained to the few areas that had already flooded (including a friend’s house a few streets over).

    We were very lucky.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    sis, update it for the appropriate charity please

  6. Skyler says:

    Rule number one, never live in a place that is protected by levees. They will fail.

    I once lived in Sacramento. I almost moved into a nice neighborhood known as “the Pocket” that was in a bend of the river. In 1996 the levees all broke and lots of people lost their houses. Luckily, I had decided to live in Folsom instead, and well above the dam that also broke that same winter.

    Since then, I’ve always made sure that my home is on high ground.

  7. JeffS says:

    Rule number one, never live in a place that is protected by levees. They will fail.

    A sound rule, though it’s often hard to determine what a levee protects. Especially since it depends on how much water the levee is holding back. The 1996 floods in Sacramento were especially nasty.

    Cullen, good to hear that you’re back home! That really sucks, having to evacuate and all.

  8. nightfly says:

    Welcome home Cullen. Glad you and yours are safe, bro.

  9. Elliott Doland says:

    And very few of the destruction will be covered by insurance. VERY FEW! Homeowners does NOT cover flooding. So if your half-million dollar home was destroyed over the weekend, then you’re just out a half-million bucks.

  10. tree hugging sister says:

    The majority of folks have no idea that you can purchase that cheapo Gubmint flood insurance for a couple hundred bucks, even if you don’t live in a designated flood zone. And the majority of folks have no idea just how quickly they can BECOME a flood zone if, oh, say, a neighbor’s bar-b-q grill cover smothers their local sistern access. No, it doesn’t count for the 100 year rule, but you’re backstroking out of the living room all the same, and it would be lovely to have coverage. So spring for it. It’s peanuts compared to what it saves you, God forbid you need it.

  11. nightfly says:

    We have to have it where I am because we’re within a set mileage of the beach, even though we’re also up on a bluff and well above the level. Basically, in order to flood something so major has to happen that flooding would be the least of our concerns. Still, it’s nice and cheap so I don’t really fret.

  12. Julie says:

    Amen about the Salvation Army. I was in the SF Bay Area during the Loma Prieta quake. The SF Mayor had to sue the American Red Cross for even a fraction of the millions of dollars people donated. Since then, the Salvation Army has been my charity of choice for disaster relief as well.

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