Good morning, Nashville. Thanks to a few solid days of rain, most of the state has either flooded or probably will flood within 24-48 hours. Cookeville saw six inches of rain yesterday, causing Putnam County Schools to close early, and we’re not sure how much rain we got here in Davidson County but we’re feeling pretty soggy this morning. Weather forecasts indicate that it won’t be letting up anytime soon and will likely continue on well into the weekend. As for today, we’re in a flood watch until 7pm, so drive safe out there!
- ER visits on the rise. Doctors with Vanderbilt are reporting a 50-75% increase in folks showing up to the emergency room, and they blame the Swine Flu. And although you should definitely seek treatment for flu-like symptoms, they’re asking that you head to your primary care physician first.
- Discover Tennessee. The state is unveiling a fancy new plan to lure in the tourists and keep them here longer, hoping to give a boost to tourism and the revenue that comes with it. They’ve created a system of “Discover Tennessee” trails that they hope will give folks a way to explore the state.
- Bits & pieces. A Nashville mom is complaining that her 12-week old baby wasn’t allowed into ‘Wicked’ because it didn’t have a ticket … Roane County is going crazy with the $40 million they received from the TVA to give the county a makeover … A guy who was running around a Mt. Juliet elementary school naked says he was only flashing women and not the children … Governor Phil had a few choice words for President Obama’s healthcare plan.
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