Nashville Flooding Pictures and Photos

Here’s our latest update about Nashville Flooding Pictures and Photos. There are now at least 18 deaths from flooding along the Cumberland River and its tributaries in Tennessee.

A woman died when she drove off a road into water Monday night near Clarksville.

Montgomery County government spokeswoman Elizabeth Black told The Leaf-Chronicle newspaper the 70-year-old woman is the county’s first flood-related fatality. The victim’s identity wasn’t immediately released.

Besides the 18 known flooding deaths, one additional death in the weekend storms across Tennessee came from a tornado.

More than 20,000 people in Tennessee were without power late Monday, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. The American Red Cross opened 18 emergency shelters in Tennessee, housing about 1,000 people.

The Cumberland River, which wends its way through Nashville, was expected to crest late Tuesday at 51.5 feet, nearly a foot above flood level.

Many of the city’s landmarks were flooded, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and many of the hotels and bars in the Lower Broadway entertainment district. Water reached midway up the light posts in the parking lots around LP Field, the football stadium where the Tennessee Titans play.

Still, about 50 Nashville schools were damaged and floodwaters submerged hundreds of homes in the Bellevue suburb alone, including Lisa Blackmon’s. She escaped with her dog and her car but feared she lost everything else.

“I know God doesn’t give us more than we can take,” said Blackmon, 45, who lost her job at a trucking company in December. “But I’m at my breaking point.”

Here are some photos of the flooding:

Nashville flooding killed 11 (PHOTOS)

Flooding caused by torrential rains in Central Tennesse has killed at least 11 people and forced scores of others to evacuate homes and businesses, Nashville-based The Tennessean newspaper reported.A 13 inch water flood covered the whole county. Flights have been canceled and roads have been closed. This has been one of the worst floodings in the history of the county.

The National Weather Service advises major flooding is expected to continue along the river on Monday, followed by a gradual decrease in water levels with the river falling below flood stage late Tuesday night. Several area communities, including Franklin and Bellevue, were among the hardest hit.

Here are some Nashville Flooding Pictures:

The Harpeth River, Richland Creek and Mill Creek are moving with surplus water and these entire three rivers plunge into Cumberland River. Cumberland River has crossed all limits and is moving with a water level of 47.55 feet in downtown Nashville. The Old Hickory Dam was fully filled and now it was becoming difficult to handle too much of water in it so, the Army Corps of Engineers decided to evacuate the surplus water from dam into Cumberland River that also made a significant increased in the water level in river.

Metro Public Health officials are warning people about eating and drinking anything that is contaminated with floodwater. They are advising them to keep their children away from the flooded water. The people who have open cuts should wash them with soap. Flood is also to create a hard impact on water life. The garbage, construction material, tools and cans and most of other things of similar kind have been swept into Cumberland River which will create difficulties for river fish.

Updated Nashville Newspaper: Nashville Road Closures, List of Names of Missing People

It has been days since the flooding of Nashville Tennessee  happened.  It is now said that the infrastructures in Nashville are bit at a risk of unsafe issues.  The city is struggling to recover the damage the calamity has brought upon them.  They miscalculated the amount of damage involved and when they saw a clear aerial view of the surroundings, they concluded that the damage was more on a larger scale than they thought.

The officials are now contemplating on the best way to recover the lost houses, buildings and other city infrastructures.

Meanwhile, 2 more are missing after the tragedy has occurred.  Many are listed as dead, missing or injured after the event and they are in search for a complete number and listing of the names of victims involved

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Nashville Marathon Runners Diverted Due to Bad Weather

Marathoners for the Nashville Marathon are redirected to another route as the Country Music Marathon in Nashville is on a constant tornado watch over the area of the event. Horns were blown as runners approached the Nashville stadium. Runners were then coerced to be under a 4-hour pace to the half marathon course at the 11.2 mile marker. The LP Field was also opened for runners to take shelter once thunderstorms moved into town. The National Weather Service, race management officials along with Race Spokesman Dan Cruz have issued the tornado watch alert until 2pm.

2010 Nashville Marathon Results: Country Music Marathon List of Winners

The Country Music Marathon takes place in Nashville, Tennessee that’s why it is also called Nashville Marathon. The route of the marathon begins in Centennial Park and continues along many of Nashville’s sights including music row, Belmont University, the State Capitol Building, the Cumberland River, Shelby Park, Shelby Bottoms Greenway, and ends outside LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. As the runners pass the road, there are cheerleaders and entertainers cheering for their families an friends who joined. The marathon is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.

This year, William Naranjo of Columbia bagged the $25,000 price for finishing the race in just over two hours and 15 minutes (2:15:39), the fastest among the rest. He passed the finish line tape held by Ryan Hall, Olympic athlete, and Ed Temple, extraordinary track star and legendary coach. Two of his countrymen followed him shortly giving Columbia three of the Top 5 finishing times. Juan Carlos Cardona for the second place and Jason Gutierrez on the fifth.

For the women, Ilsa Paulson, of New York crossed the finish line first in just over two hours and 33 minutes. For the wheelchair division, Brad Ray of Colorado made it.

For the half marathon, Josh Cox of California won the men’s division with a time of 1:06:47, while Sharon Thompson of Franklin won the women’s division in 1:16:12.

Earlier before the race, there has been a tornado watch issued in Nashville resulting to diversion of slower runners to the half marathon course. The LP Field, home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, has also been opened up by officials for runners to take shelter once thunderstorms moved into town.