Thursday, May 27, 2010
Nashville Flood 2010
Lately, I've been thinking about a conversation my Aunt Prudie and I had regarding the recent flood that took place in Nashville. Some of you may not be aware of the 420 billion gallons of water that fell in just over 24 hours in Nashville in early May. The media as well as our President have hardly even recognized that this natural disaster took place.
I've had to really dig to find information about the flood however; the information I did find is saddening. The pictures are heartbreaking. I cannot imagine losing my house, or place of employment or just losing landmarks in and around the city. For example, the The picture of the Grand Ole Opry just hurts to look at. Even I have memories of taking trips there while visiting my Aunt on vacation! It is a historical site that will take months and months to fix; I heard the earliest Opryland will open is October of this year!!
Imagine the amount of jobs lost at the mall, OpryMills, and Opryland, and The Grand Ole' Opry. An article stated that aside from the many hospitals scattered throughout the city, that Opryland, Opry Mills, and The Grand Ole Opry are second in line of job supply. What a tremendous loss!
Out of all of this tragedy does come triumph! Nashville has come together as a community; several benefits, and charity fundraisers have taken place. Although the storm has passed and the sun is shining it will still be many months until Nashville will return to normal.
Keep the people of Nashville and especially those who have lost everything in your thoughts and prayers; and if you can DONATE.