Good morning, Nashville. Rumors started flying on Twitter last night about Metro posting the personal information of dozens of flood victims, including full bank account numbers, on the public website for Davidson County property records. Once Metro officials were alerted to the problem, they immediately took the information offline. It turns out that 68 flood victims who applied for tax reductions had their supporting documents posted online in full.
- Hot hot heat. As we’ve been saying, temperatures are supposed to reach the dangerously hot range today and tomorrow. The Red Cross has opened a cooling shelter in North Nashville for anyone who finds themselves stuck without air conditioning. Be careful, drink plenty of water, and watch your electricity usage between 4pm-6pm (peak hours) so we don’t overload NES.
- Car wash bill stalled. A bill that would allow Metro to reimburse car washes and plant nurseries who had to shut down in May due to water conservation orders is facing some questions from Metro Council members. The bill is up for discussion at tonight’s meeting.
- Bits & pieces. Here is the video of Basil Marceaux’s Jimmy Kimmel appearance last night, and it’s just as sad as we thought it would be … A couple says that they booked a stay at Stadium Inn and found a blood-stained mattress, bed bugs and backed-up plumbing. We wish this were a shock to us … Don’t forget about the tax-free holiday this weekend! Yes, it applies to that fancy ipad thing.
Photo by wjb13.