May 6, 2010
My community has been dealing with devastating flooding. It has been labeled the thousand year flood. It is so sad to see so many of our friends who have lost so much and have no flood insurance to rebuild and recover. Thankfully, our county has been one of the counties in TN officially considered a Federal disaster area. My city was somewhat grid locked due to many road closures. We have two rivers that flooded swallowing up main roads, businesses and homes. The Cumberland River crested at 62.5 ft, 16.5 ft above flood level. As of 3 pm today, the river is still at 56 ft (flood stage is 46 ft.). Please pray for all of those affected by this flood and consider giving to the American Red Cross to help those who are in desperate need.