Saturday, September 25, 2010
FLOODS. (PART 2)
FLOODS. (PART 2)
I was really very shocked when I learned about the floods in Tennessee. It is a beautiful State where I have always wanted to build or to own my final home at the time of retirement. There is not much that I ask the Lord, to give me complete peace of mind in my elderly years, not troubles like I have had throughout young years in my lifetime. To decide where to move to, and where to relocate after my retirement, it is not an easy task for me at all. Let´s see why...
The May 2010 Tennessee floods in the United States were 1000-year floods in Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee, South Central and Western Kentucky and northern Mississippi as the result of torrential rains on May 1 and 2, 2010. Floods from these rains affected the area for several days afterwards, resulting in a number of deaths and widespread property damage.
Two-day rain totals in some areas were greater than 19 inches (49 cm). The Cumberland River crested at 51.86 feet in Nashville, a level not seen since 1937, which was before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control measures were in the Duck River at Centerville and Hurricane Mills, the Buffalo River at Lobelville, the Harpeth River at Kingston Springs and Bellevue, and the Red River at Port Royal.
In the early morning of May 4, flooding at Nashville Electric Service substation caused power failure to go out in downtown, the center of the city of Nashville. Among the buildings that lost electricity was the 617-foot (188 m) AT & T Building, the tallest building in Tennessee. Power was not expected to be restored until Friday, May 7.
Nashville/Davidson County was declared a Federal Disaster Area on May 4.
As of May 7, 30 counties have declared a major disaster areas by the federal government, with 52 submitted to receive that status. This translates to about 31 % of Tennessee currently being designated a mayor disaster area, with potential of over half the state (roughly 53%) being so declared if all that are currently submitted receive that designation by the federal government.
According to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, damage estimates in Nashville are at about $1.5 billion not including damage to roads and bridges or public buildings, as well as contents inside buildings and residences.
Almost all schools in the area were closed including Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, some for a week or more.
We are faithful Christians, and we are praying for the State of Tennessee. Lord have mercy!!
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