Sunday, May 2, 2010
Flooding in Tennessee
While we were enjoying the beauty and wonderful weather of the Smoky Mountains, middle Tennessee was getting pounded with rain, thunder and lightening. We were lucky today to make our way home through flooded roads and to find our home and neighborhood intact and dry. The devastation we saw on our way was horrific, many lives have been lost, people are homeless. We are in a State of emergency but know one knows about it. We have heard about a bomb in NY city that did not go off, but how much have you heard about this catastrophe. The Cumberland river is about to crest, it will destroy the city of Nashville if it reaches 50 feet, right now it has 2 feet to go. Livestock fill our pastures, they are knee deep in water and some more so. I just watched two horses being rescued on TV as the water was up to their backs. I could go on and on with all that has happened today.
My son Nick is at school in Nashville, thankfully safe and dry, he spent his day working at the Red Cross shelter set up at Lipscomb University. I am thankful.....I hear the sun will shine tomorrow and the weather will be beautiful...so hard to believe.