Happy Hour: Decisions, Decisions

  • In response to all the fingerpointing that started up last week, the Army Corps of Engineers is defending their decision to release water from nearby dams, which some folks say made the flooding worse. [WPLN]
  • The estimate for flood damage in Nashville has increased to $1.9 billion, and that’s only the private property. [WTVF]
  • Remember that I-24 sinkhole we’ve been talking about? Repairs are estimated at $267K and TDOT hopes to have it all fixed up and reopened by this weekend. With a response time that fast, we almost wish someone would put a sinkhole in the middle of I-440. (Okay, not really.) [WKRN]
  • Already, Metro has collected more than 31,000 tons of flood debris. [City Paper]
  • Metro may just buy out and bulldoze the homes that would likely be damaged in future floods. [WPLN]
  • Thanks to the convention center financing and that pesky flood, Metro’s credit rating is at risk of being lowered, again. [Tennessean]
  • Cannon, Giles, Marshall and Pickett counties have been approved for FEMA aid. [WKRN]

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