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things we lost in the flood

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So, Nashville is under water. For those of you not from around here, Nashville had a “1000 year flood event” caused by around 16″ of rain in a 48 hour period. I assume this is one of those “oh fuck” situations they use in the Army Corps. of Engineers basic training (do they have that?) to scare the newbies. (YOU CALL THAT A TRUSS, SOLDIER?! THAT TRUSS AIN’T FIT TO SUPPORT YOUR MOMMA’S BE-HIND!! DO IT AGAIN!!) I haven’t had much of a chance to get out and help, much less take any proper pictures, because I’ve been dreadfully ill and cooped up at home, shivering and sweating while my friends and colleagues bravely sandbagged and soldiered on (easily one of the most frustrating and helpless weekends of my life, but anyways). I had to get out today and see some of it for myself. The above picture is where I used to live, Market Street Apartments. While I was out, I ran into a friend that still lives there on the first floor — leaning against a wall on 3rd just crying her eyes out. Shit’s real. It’s not getting a lot of national attention, but it’s real.

How can you help? Well, just go here. Also, keep your eye on this. And if you’re in the Nashville area and I catch you watering your lawn, I’m gonna forcefeed you pictures of the Ghost Ballet until your eyeballs explode.

Written by Chris

May 5th, 2010 at 9:00 am

4 Responses to 'things we lost in the flood'

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  1. I moved out of Hendersonville at the beginning of April after living there for 3.5 years, but my heart is still there. Watching the news and seeing the photos/videos online is breaking my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the area.

    Mandi

    5 May 10 at 12:04 pm

  2. Hey, Chris,

    My group is heading down to the Gulf Coast to help out with the oil spill for a few days, but we’ll be driving right through your ‘hood. Keep me posted if you have any friends or anything that could use a few extra hands.

    We might not have a lot of time (or any, worst case scenario), but we’re a car full of people looking to help!

    Brittany

    beenit

    5 May 10 at 1:33 pm

  3. Great writing. Great photo. You make your ma and pa proud.
    And so glad to hear someone else doesn’t like that ridiculous monolith ‘ghost ballet’.

    Beverly

    5 May 10 at 10:25 pm

  4. is that the destructionist roller coaster down on 1st?

    bob

    5 May 10 at 10:29 pm

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