It’s been another long day for Music City, but the waters are receding and the real work is underway. Here’s some of the latest news from around the midstate:
- President Obama finally declared us a disaster area, meaning that flood victims are now eligible to receive FEMA aid. To apply, call (800) 621-FEMA.
- The rumors of the city shutting off water are absolutely untrue. Don’t believe your Facebook friends, don’t believe your coworkers, don’t believe your neighbors… just conserve. Easy enough, right?
- And by “conserve” we mean don’t panic and fill your bathtub. Be smart about it and use as much bottled water as you can in place of tap water.
- Metro Schools are closed tomorrow for the third day straight, and they may not have to make up the days.
- Four teens were rescued after going missing earlier in Williamson County after trying to go canoeing in the Harpeth River.
- Power will probably be out in parts of downtown through the end of the week. NES is trying hard, but they can’t do much until the water recedes.
- Public health officials are a little concerned about the effects contamination in the floodwaters.
- MTA and RTA will resume bus service starting Thursday on a limited basis. The buses will be running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule and they’ll be free. Music City Star is still down for the count.
- WSMV takes a look at what flooding victims should do if they don’t have flood insurance, which describes the situation for most folks in Middle Tennessee.
- Now that the flood waters are receding, road crews are having a heckuva time assessing the damage.
- The Army Corps of Engineers are saying that all the water they released from area dams yesterday prevented a bad situation from getting much worse.
- The Metro Nashville Police Department is getting a real workout this week.
Photo by Jim Leigh.