Monday, May 3, 2010

Update

We're dry at our house because we live on a hill, but the devastation around us is astounding.

My family's business center is underwater. My mother is devastated. All of our tenants have lost their businesses for the time being....unless they can work from another location. Last night, my Dad noticed the water coming up from Stoner Creek, which runs into the Cumberland. The Cumberland is drowning Nashville and it's backing up into the tributaries. We called everyone and told them to move everything important off of the ground or to take it home. Unfortunately, some didn't get the call.

My Dad's out there with his friends and his boat helping people rescue their businesses.

And that's the good news. So many people have lost their homes and we don't have flood insurance. It's never done anything like this here. Think a kind thought or send up a prayer for them. They are without their homes and the cleanup can't even start until the water subsides.

I am just so sad.


21 comments:

Karen said...

Thank God you are ok. I will keep your friends, family and neighbors in my prayers.

furiousBall said...

So sorry for all of this happening, but also glad to hear you are at least safe

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Man that is horrible..so sorry...

SkylersDad said...

What a terrible situation, but I am glad that you are OK.

Vodka Mom said...

I am so very, very sorry. I am sending good thoughts your way.

xxx

J.J. said...

I feel the same way about the fires here. There's no way they'll ever get to us but it's sad to watch the news about people who live just miles away.

James said...

Sorry to hear this, had no idea as it has not hit the news here.
But at least I am glad that your house is dry.

vixen kitten said...

Awww, Sugar, I am so very sorry. You and all those you hold close to your heart will be in my prayers.

xoxo
~vk~

blueeyedtawni said...

im glad you all are safe. we lost power here in east tn but nothing major compared to you all :(
i hope all can be rebuilt and be well .
hugs to you all.

Jay said...

It's just terrible. I've been seeing all the pics on twitter and facebook all day.

13messages said...

We're right by the dam, but haven't been affected by the flood. It's just so devastating and heartbreaking to see what it's doing to so many people and their businesses and homes. Our best to you and yours.

Jaimey said...

I don't know what to say except I am sorry for everyone's losses and sadness. I'll be thinking about you (them).

Dana said...

Thank you for the update ... prayers will continue.

Micky-T said...

When I saw pictures of downtown, I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

Solo Homo said...

We had a similar experience here in Houston in 2001 when TS Allison came to town and didn't move for three days! We had 42 inches of rain in that time period and the skyscrapers in the downtown area were literally all that was visible for miles!

It takes reminders like this to emphasize what is important in our lives and though losing possessions can be devastating, having those you love still with you is the bottom line.

Remembering my neighbors in the Nashville area.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I'm so sorry to hear this! My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your community.

nitebyrd said...

Sending some good thoughts your way. I'm sorry that this has happened to y'all. (((HUGS)))

notjustafemme said...

this is tragic. it gives me goosebumps when i read all the info about it.
i am sending out plenty of good thoughts for everyone involved.

CheekyMonkey said...

HUGE HUGS to you and all those around you. I wish I was there to help!!

Southern Sage said...

dang girl that sucks so bad. I'm glad y'all are ok, I hope it subsides soon and everyone gets back to normal quickly, good JuJu your way.

Little T said...

I am glad you are safe. There are lots of great people volunteering their time. I hate disaster but I love the togetherness that it create. Sending good vibes your way.