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gnatster 05-05-2010 08:08 PM

Wow...

Sure am glad I took the southern route across I-20 back. I-59 in Alabama sucks but that was nothing compared to what some of you had to endure.

werD 05-06-2010 12:43 AM

Here are some of my snaps (never did haul out the Nikon - just relied on the iPhone) if they will link from FB... Didn't take nearly as many as I wanted since power was limited and we needed to conserve the phones. Fortunately we came out unscathed since our house is the highest in the hood.

Not even .5 miles away from my house is a surreal sight of mounds of waterlogged appliances, drywall, carpet, and other belongings from the neighborhoods that bore the brunt of this storm.

Crazy.

Many people need help. This is a huge event and I cannot convey the whole story - Temporary shelters are at capacity, missing people are unaccounted for, many homes are under water, there is a water conservation emergency, much of Nashville's economic base is threatened by flood damage. Text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to donate $10 to disaster relief and lend a hand.

Sunday morning, ~8:15. About 3' over the roadway right in front of the 4Runner and going to about 8' just around the bend. To the right of the guard rail is 20-25' deep.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...9_786118_n.jpg

Same trip, going back to the house. Cars hitting water as the flood starts in the subdivision in front of ours. Soon to be completely underwater.
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs560...._4929136_n.jpg

Neighbors behind us. Completely stranded.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5124914_n.jpg

Condos behind us. Water will soon enter the second story of these units. A total loss.
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs540...._1590230_n.jpg

The same road from 8:15 this morning, now at ~12:00 and flooded back about another half a click from original point of breach. Water to the right is upwards of 30' deep.
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs560....1_835552_n.jpg

Remember the folks behind us? This morning we could cross the tracks to peer back at them, not now. Water will eventually hit the bottom of the RR crossing sign.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._2938486_n.jpg

Interstate 40. Boat access only at this time - either direction. Traffic at a standstill.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._3942459_n.jpg

Monday, boat access remains the only avenue for exodus. No power either (dropped for us at ~12:30 Sunday). You could jump on I-40 and wade to town as water receded to about 1-2' on the road.
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs560...._6414513_n.jpg

Only way out by foot until the freeway opened.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._2090498_n.jpg

Still ~4-5' deep on the bend way up by the first tower. Getting a bit lower on the road though...
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs540...._4251140_n.jpg

They were excited to find their car, albeit in about 6' of water and smashed up against the fence.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._7540460_n.jpg

Backside of the subdivision in front of ours, water was easily 2' higher than what we see here - flowed into the houses. Fortunately not many occupied as they were freshly built.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._4449516_n.jpg

I can get you a smokin' deal on this family's car...
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._4639112_n.jpg

This is pretty far in so the water made it very high - even on condos fairly far away from the Harpeth... About 4' to the waterline on the side of the unit.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1964074_n.jpg

RR tracks behind our house. Gone. This is ~5:00 PM on Monday. The ground was vibrating as I took this, rampaging water is a powerful thing...
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._7213636_n.jpg

Dude - where's my car? The Accord came from somewhere, not sure where...
http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hs542....4_975532_n.jpg

Water went in the second story windows of these units.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._6408006_n.jpg

Pir8 97 05-06-2010 09:06 PM

Reminds me of the Hurricane Floyd aftermath in my town.

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/media/uplo...ts1_hi_450.jpg

cooldaddy 05-06-2010 09:28 PM

I consider myself really really lucky getting through that on time... what a mess for those in the midst of that...

Kristee 05-07-2010 02:01 AM

Thats so sad, I hope the death toll doesnt keep rising :( Its amazing how much damage can be done by rain... This kind of stuff reminds me of why I will ALWAYS have flood insurance as a rider on my homeowners, no matter where I live.

werD 05-07-2010 04:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kristee (Post 598121)
Thats so sad, I hope the death toll doesnt keep rising :( Its amazing how much damage can be done by rain... This kind of stuff reminds me of why I will ALWAYS have flood insurance as a rider on my homeowners, no matter where I live.

Not always possible - many companies will not provision the policy with it if no proven risk... That's what the folks here are dealing with, no insurance because "you don't need it" according to the builders or salespeople. :nuts: :disbelief

Personally I think it should be available if somebody wants it and can pay the premium. But then that's me being a little Capt. Obvious me thinks. :eh:

Death toll will probably rise as we are actually finally getting an accurate count of the missing and the search is on to find them. Pretty sad. Hope they find many folks simply staying in shelters or with people that opened up their homes.

Anderson Cooper 360 is filming live tonight just over from our neighborhood in an area hit far harder then ours. Nice to see some decent exposure of the flood. :tu:

thebubba 05-07-2010 05:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by werD (Post 598191)
Not always possible - many companies will not provision the policy with it if no proven risk... That's what the folks here are dealing with, no insurance because "you don't need it" according to the builders or salespeople. :nuts: :disbelief

Personally I think it should be available if somebody wants it and can pay the premium. But then that's me being a little Capt. Obvious me thinks. :eh:

Isn't insurance just coverage for "in case Sh*t" happens??? It sucks that people can't get what they want cause someone said you don't need it... :thumbsdow


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