The Cumberland Post

The Cumberland Post
My Backyard, Six Miles from the Cumberland River

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Flood Waters in Tennessee

The Tennesseean reports that five people in the state have died in flood related accidents.

Nashville has received nearly 15 inches of rain in the last day and a half and it's still coming down.

I snitched these reader taken photos from the newspaper. The first two show Mansker Creek flooding over Long Hollow Pike about two miles from our home. The actual bridge over the creek is up the road just beyond where that SUV is parked crossways, but the water is flooding over the road at the intersection of North Creek Blvd and Long Hollow. We do some grocery shopping at this Kroger (not shown) which is probably partly under water as is our favorite Subway in the same shopping center.

Before they passed away, my parents lived in a new subdivision one block from the intersection pictured below. It's further down toward Mansker Creek, so my guess is that the house they used to live in is flooded.

Here's a Tennesseean photo (below) taken downtown at Riverfront Park looking across the flooding Cumberland toward LP stadium where the Titans play.

And this is I-40 in Jackson, TN, yesterday (Saturday, May 1).  


  1. Dan, it truly is a mess. I've been trying to get in touch with my future daughter-in-law's parents in Jellico, TN. They are not answering.

    "Five feet high and rising," to be sure...

    I've been watching the news today, and am really concerned for my friends, and relatives over yonder.

    Stay safe, my friend.

  2. I didn't hear about the floods till today and I decided to pop over and see what's up.

  3. Dan, you've probably seen these, or similar. Hate to link to Salon, but: