Worst Floods On Record

5.02.2010



 Dear blog friends I hope you are having a good weekend. I know the ones in Tennessee are having an awful time with all the rain and flooding that they are dealing with.

I just want to ask everyone to say a little prayer (or a big one) for the folks in Tennessee today. My son and his family live in Nashville and they have had tremendous amounts of rain and it has not stopped. His basement is flooding and he has never experienced anything like this before. He called last night worried about this and today we spoke to him for a brief second because a friend of his had come over to help him move some things out of the basement. There have been five deaths due to this weather system.
These are just a few pictures of the flooding from the Tennessean.com.




image from listown.com

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images from Tennessean.com

Now we have heavy rains headed towards Atlanta area, too. I hope it isn't anything like my son is dealing with. Just remember these fine folks in Tennessee.

If you want to see more pictures just go to Tennessean.com.

36 comments:

  1. Sending prayers their way!

    We have been fortunate, here, in our time as homeowners, to have never experienced flooding like that. We once had a heavy heavy downpour that caused water to sit in the street and lightly leak into our old basement, and that was NOTHING like what they are dealing with.

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  2. Kim,
    This is so sad...just saw it on the weather channel after I came home from church...I will say a prayer for all the people in the area. I was watching the weather channel because of our HUGE problem here on the coast...it's a very SAD time here at COASTAL CHARM:( Please keep us in your prayers.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Yes, I saw on the news last night all the problems with that storm system and looks like everyone is getting hit again today including us! Too much rain in too short a time period. Prayers said for everyone!

    Manuela

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  4. I'm so sorry to read about this, Kim. I've been following the terrible news from Louisiana - now this. I pray that your son and his family come through this without further damage.

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  5. I saw this on the news last night. The photos were unbelievable. Sorry to hear about the flooding at your son's home. Will say a prayer for the people of Nashville!

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  6. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your son and his family. Hopefully the rain will subside and they can save the items in the basement. Prayers for safety sent their way. We will say also say a prayer for you too, I am sure as his mom it is difficult to not be there.
    Wendy

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  7. Your son, and all the people affected by the storms and flooding, have my prayers and my empathy; our last house sat along a river and we have experienced a basement full of water more than once. it is not fun.

    I hope your son has flood insurance, although it often doesn't cover what is damaged. We found that out!

    If you want any info on how to recover from a flooded basement, we have plenty of advice!
    Cass

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  8. So very sad and we hope your son and his family recover from this. Such a tragedy filled time with the oil spill and severe weather. Our friend who lives less than two miles from us was hit by the tornadoes that came through here in Missouri Friday night. It seems there are folks that need our prayers everywhere.

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  9. Oh dear! I didn't even know that was going on. I will say a prayer for those people who live in that area.

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  10. Photo #3 is from my neighborhood in Brentwood. The water is receding now. It did come up to withing 10 feet of the rental ranch. This is crazy!

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  11. My friend in Nashville just posted pictures on Facebook of the flood. Unbelievable. Your son and his family are in my prayers.

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  12. Kim I was thinking of your son and family last night actually when I saw this on the news. I will say an extra prayer for all these families, such a tragic storm...mother nature can be fierce.

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  13. Kim I had no idea this was going on. I guess I have been in my garage too long working on an impossible project. So sorry about your son's basement. Mother nature sure has been busy this year. I will remember them in thought and prayer, Kathysue

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  14. Oh Kim...this is just terrible! I will definitely say a prayer for your son and his family as well as the others suffering through all of this!

    Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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  15. And weren't you just there? Wow, I feel so bad for them. I used to live in Louisiana and the water could get out of control so fast. There are some low areas in Texas, but most drain pretty fast. I hope it has stopped and that your son will be fine.

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  16. And weren't you just there? Wow, I feel so bad for them. I used to live in Louisiana and the water could get out of control so fast. There are some low areas in Texas, but most drain pretty fast. I hope it has stopped and that your son will be fine.

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  17. We've been watching it on the weather channel, too. So sad to see what's happening! Our hearts and prayers are with them. We drive through that area when we travel to visit family so we are familiar with those towns!

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  18. Prayers sent for you son and his family.

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  19. I certainly send my hope that your family and other people in the area will be safe. I can understand your feelings as we have dear friends who were/are still badly affected after the floods in Cumbria (UK) last year.
    Hope your loved ones are well, and send my best wishes.

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  20. Kim, oh my heavens, I am so sad for everyone in that area. My thoughts and prayers are with you son and family and everyone in Tennessee.

    Nancy

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  21. Prayers going up for your son and his fellow Tennessean's. I've been in my own litte world this weekend, so I was totally unaware. Check out my blog and see what cool thing happened to me this weekend!
    Keep us posted on your family

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  22. I'm sending all the 'good vibes' I can muster to these fine folks...
    Mother Nature is in charge here!

    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thoughts and prayers. Just scary!

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  24. We have been watching the weather there as we have family that live in the Crossville area. Keeping our family, your family, and everyone in Tenn. in our thoughts and prayers. Hope it does not come your way.
    ~Cindy~

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  25. Praying that the rain stops soon, it's just awful :(

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  26. I have seen the news this weekend too Kim. It's terrible and frightening to say the least. I will say a special prayer for your son as well! Keep us updated please!

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  27. Kim,
    Hope the best for your son and we will keep all the TN folks in our thoughts and prayres.
    Robin

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  28. I hope your son and his family stay safe. I pray the rain stops soon!

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  29. I haven't been on our blogs for a couple of days. My son and his wife live in Nashville as well, they moved right down from Vanderbilt. Two other of my sons went up there to help the one son and wife move and they were stuck up there last night with I65 and 24 closed. They left today just in time as they were closed right after. It is a mess to say the least!!!

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  30. It just looks awful there! I will keep this in my prayers! I hope the flooding stops soon and your son's home will not have too much damage.

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  31. I will be praying for sure! So crazy and we have not had one drop of rain here in SC.

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  32. Kim, hope your son is okay! Hate to hear about his basement. I live in the area and the devastation is unbelieable. I've posted pics today too. We'll be glad to see the sun tomorrow.

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  33. Hi Kim,
    Oh wow, what a flood. That one pic of the house with the water half way up. Oh My! The poor people that live there. Sure hope your son and his family faired okay, know you said the basement was flooding. Tell him to make sure and call his homeowners Insurance. Some people actually do not know to do that.
    Course, don't know if acts of God are covered, they are for hurricanes so I would think they are for flooding. We didn't watch the news over the weekend so didn't know. Did you get heavy rains in Atlanta???
    Take care,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  34. This is the area I grew up in so makes me so sad. My 81 yr old aunt got hit hard by the tornado and now the flooding...
    Praying for all

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  35. Nashville is one of my favorite cities, we go there often. I hate what has happened there. I hope the flooding has stopped for your son...prayers have already been said.

    Sue

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  36. Just now seeing this post. Sorry your son has had to deal with some of the flooding. There is so much devastation.

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