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JoMo 05-03-2010 02:54 AM

Rained in today
 
I made it home last night (barley, 65N was closed and luckily I was headed 65S) but was trapped in the neighborhood all day today. I walked down to the entrance of our neighborhood to snoop and was in about a foot of water. I saw this cop get into it with an idiot in an suv that drove through the yellow caution tape and was followed by 20 more cars. Good clean Sunday entertainment....
I'm just glad I was trapped at home and not work.
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EveryTimeIDie027 05-03-2010 02:59 AM

damn that's nuts

ashboomstick 05-03-2010 03:07 AM

Holy crap! :eek: I heard you guys got a butt-ton of rain but that **** is nuts!

melissa 05-03-2010 03:24 AM

ooo wow

chipgrafx 05-03-2010 03:26 AM

That's a lot of rain.

What's the time difference between these two photos (of the same location)?

Drew 05-03-2010 03:28 AM

Damn JoMo! Now you've got me wondering how all of the people heading west from the Dragon are...

Shanaynay 05-03-2010 03:45 AM

It is crazy. I got stuck here in Nashville on my way home. Tons and tons of water everywhere.

Sketch 05-03-2010 04:25 AM

Wow. Thats crazy!

xnotfunkylex 05-03-2010 06:18 AM

Glad I live in So. Cal. once again.

queenb 05-03-2010 12:03 PM

I was wondering about you guys, John. Glad to see you are high and dry. News is showing a lot who were not.

Pir8 97 05-03-2010 01:29 PM

Man that is nuts. Glad you and the family are ok.

VicSkimmr 05-03-2010 02:03 PM

Holy crap!

JoMo 05-03-2010 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chipgrafx (Post 595700)
That's a lot of rain.

What's the time difference between these two photos (of the same location)?

They were both taken while I was out waking, and a huge rain cloud rolled in, I'd say maybe 20 minutes???
The death toll last I heard was 13. :no:

cooldaddy 05-03-2010 02:58 PM

I drove through that mess on the way home. never have driven through such hard rain. saw a car or two floating on streets next to the interstate while I was concluding that I was surely the lowest car on the road at that time and the first to get stuck. I40 was closed in front of me, long detour, more stops because of cars and trucks flailing of the road and fallen trees blocking the interstate. you know those really cool rock embankments along the interstate through Nashville? They were now creating a million waterfalls, never seen anything like it. I feel pretty relaxed in rain normally but this was nuts, talking about aquaplaning and feeling a bit out of control at times. 17 hours in the car but I made it home safe :tu:

Pir8 97 05-03-2010 03:00 PM

Glad you made it through Marcel

midnitecoop 05-03-2010 03:51 PM

Good to hear you guys are alright, It's crazy to see a building moving faster than the cars on the interstate.

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cooldaddy 05-03-2010 04:06 PM

hope Tracy is OK...

LowCountry S 05-03-2010 04:10 PM

Damn!!! was wondering were you were Jomo; glad you and yours are alright and also glad Marcel made it thru. Saw that weather coming in on the TV before we left, didn't think it would be that bad....

hollis3 05-03-2010 05:11 PM

crazy. glad you are ok. drew seemed to be caught up as well.

ashboomstick 05-03-2010 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cooldaddy (Post 595864)
hope Tracy is OK...

I posted up on her FB page to let us know when she got home. Apparently she may have had to sleep in her car on the side of the road in Nashville last night...

thebubba 05-03-2010 05:16 PM

I'm glad that everyone is ok... When we were leaving the Dragon that morning, turned on the news and saw some of that... Just wow...

pablo 05-03-2010 06:24 PM

Yeah my in-laws live in the West End of Nashville. They called us as they were swimming out of their condo to go to a friend's house. Water was about to reach the second floor, and they didn't want to be trapped up there. Their cars were completely submerged and everything as they left...

cooldaddy 05-03-2010 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashboomstick (Post 595904)
I posted up on her FB page to let us know when she got home. Apparently she may have had to sleep in her car on the side of the road in Nashville last night...

really hope she didn't get stuck in that, this is the madness that I barely escaped:

The Tennessee Highway Patrol provided food and water to stranded motorists on westbound Interstate 40 at the rest stop at mile marker 172 near the Dickson exit. The motorists had been stranded there for about 15 hours.

Authorities reported that 91 trucks were stranded between mile markers 192 and 196 on eastbound I-40. Truck operators were offered help to evacuate, but all opted to stay with their rigs.

wolfindeed 05-03-2010 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cooldaddy (Post 595864)
hope Tracy is OK...

I'm a strong swimmer :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashboomstick (Post 595904)
I posted up on her FB page to let us know when she got home. Apparently she may have had to sleep in her car on the side of the road in Nashville last night...

Quote:

Originally Posted by cooldaddy (Post 596178)
really hope she didn't get stuck in that, this is the madness that I barely escaped:

The Tennessee Highway Patrol provided food and water to stranded motorists on westbound Interstate 40 at the rest stop at mile marker 172 near the Dickson exit. The motorists had been stranded there for about 15 hours.

Authorities reported that 91 trucks were stranded between mile markers 192 and 196 on eastbound I-40. Truck operators were offered help to evacuate, but all opted to stay with their rigs.


I did get stuck, but only for about 4 hrs, as I was at mile marker 203, so we got funneled off sooner.


Hope y'all don't run out of water w/ that filtration plant flooded, Jomo. :(

ashboomstick 05-03-2010 10:43 PM

glad to hear you made it back, Tracy. :)

Bombardier 05-03-2010 11:28 PM

Here's a really cool well done video of some of the flooding in Nashville.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwCGz...layer_embedded

JoMo 05-03-2010 11:39 PM

It's drying up nicely here but I have 2 customers already that I know of that had their MINIs completely submerged.
I also just got word from a buddy at Gibson that they lost 14000 guitars in the main plant that is still under 3.5 feet of water. :thumbsdow

queenb 05-05-2010 12:07 PM

Hey John, I just heard on the AM news that our rescue squad is headed to Cheatham County to look for those unaccounted for. Do you have contact info for Mike Kane? I'd like to hear that he, family and dogs are ok.

risu 05-05-2010 07:03 PM

Big Picture coverage.

cooldaddy 05-05-2010 07:45 PM

wow. just wow :(

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.
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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.
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Neighbors behind us. Completely stranded.
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Condos behind us. Water will soon enter the second story of these units. A total loss.
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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.
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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.
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Interstate 40. Boat access only at this time - either direction. Traffic at a standstill.
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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.
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Only way out by foot until the freeway opened.
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Still ~4-5' deep on the bend way up by the first tower. Getting a bit lower on the road though...
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They were excited to find their car, albeit in about 6' of water and smashed up against the fence.
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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.
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I can get you a smokin' deal on this family's car...
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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.
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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...
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Dude - where's my car? The Accord came from somewhere, not sure where...
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Water went in the second story windows of these units.
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Pir8 97 05-06-2010 09:06 PM

Reminds me of the Hurricane Floyd aftermath in my town.

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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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