Bright & Early: Tut Tut, Looks Like Rain Edition

Good morning, Nashville. We sure weren’t expecting the monsoon yesterday, but hey–we’ll take what we can get this summer. Yesterday’s storms knocked out power for more than 3,000 of you, dumped over 2 inches of rain in some parts of the city, caused a ton of car wrecks, and they’re not over yet. NashvilleWX is calling for strong storms throughout the day with lots of wind and maybe even some hail. Duck and cover!

  • More TVA drama. Things continue to go downhill for the Tennessee Valley Authority, who are now dealing with an oil leak that happened yesterday at a southeast Nashville substation. They’re saying that it’s not dangerous, but some homes may lose power while they work on fixing it.
  • Volunteers needed. If you’re a masochist with a lot of free time, the Davidson County Election Commission (yeah, the same group that forgot to lock up our social security numbers) is looking for volunteer poll workers for next week’s primaries.
  • Bits & pieces. A 7-year old who set his house on fire after an argument with his parents is being charged with a felony … Metro Police have arrested three men responsible for the theft of $25K worth of diamonds a few months back … Dave Ramsey thinks the unemployed should just get a jobMore salmonella found on a Mexican farm … We can all breathe again–Scrabulous is back under a different name.

Photo by peppysis.