Living in Middle Tn we get bad storms, but never in my life have I experienced flooding like this. Pictures speak louder than words. The first is in my front yard. I’ll try to get some of back yard and my basement and lower rooms. They are flooding and the rain is still coming down.
There have already been 5 confirmed deaths one being a server at Olive Garden in Nashville. He decided to walk home yesterday and got swept away. My husband works at the Olive Garden in Murfreesboro as a manager so it hit close to home for us. Tornados have been above us, but luckily none have landed near us. The rain is still coming down, Electricity comes and goes so please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
UPDATED*** In an hour my yard now looks like this and all of the downstairs area has about 1 1/2 inches of water:
***UPDATE May 3, 2010.
I woke up this morning to sunshine. My yard looks almost back to normal, but is muddy. We’ve begun to get the water out of the basement and lower levels of the house.
Nashville is saying there have been 5 confirmed related flood deaths so far and over 1,000+ water rescues. They are saying a flood like this hasn’t happened in about 500 years.