Flood Waters Recede But Nashville Still in Crisis

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Massive rainstorms wreak havoc on Nashville (Rusty Russell/Getty Images/Getty)

The Cumberland River in Tennessee began to recede on Tuesday, after heavy rainfall over the weekend caused massive flooding in parts of Nashville. At least 29 people have died, and historic landmarks, like the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans, remain under water. The city is now urging residents to conserve water as one of two of the city's water treatment plants is flooded and currently shut down.

We talk with Blake Farmer, a reporter for public radio station WPLN in Nashville, for an update on conditions in the city.

Guests:

Blake Farmer

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [1]

Kristin Cole from Dallas, TX

Thank you for your coverage of this devastation. As a native Nashvillian who now lives in Texas, I am grateful for the updates and for letting the rest of the nation know about the massive disaster that has occurred in this great, historic city.

May. 05 2010 09:23 AM

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