I'm glad y'all got out of there safely.
Nashville experienced a devastating natural disaster. On Saturday and Sunday, Middle Tennessee experienced more than 13 inches of rain shattering the previous two-day record of 6.68 inches. Tens of thousands of families have been displaced and it has been declared a disaster area. In addition, Nashville landmarks took crippling blows. The Opryland Hotel, including the Ole Opry House, has experienced millions of dollars worth of damage. Flood waters from the Cumberland River cover the infamous pews at the Opry House.
Downtown Nashville has also taken a hit. Riverfront Park, where the CMA Fest is held, is completely engulfed. The waters have taken over 1st and 2nd avenue. The Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater is three feet deep in water. A seven-million dollar organ at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center was destroyed.
More important is the residential areas. Bellevue, Goodlettsville, and Antioch are hurting badly. Historic downtown Franklin and Lebanon are completely underwater. Cities are lakes and streets are rivers.
Ten people have been found dead in Nashville alone and authorities expect to recover more bodies when the water recedes.