Bright & Early: Brushing It Off Edition

Good morning, Nashville. We had sort of a close call with that animal we call the Cumberland yesterday as waters seemed to approach flood stage for the first time since May. With all the rain earlier this week, some water was released from the Old Hickory Dam which caused the river to swell. Though it did serve as an important reminder that the Cumberland has been a jerk to us in the past and can definitely do it again, it ended up cresting around 34 feet–a full six feet below flood stage. Phew! Oh, and thanks to all the volunteers and inmates who spent the afternoon slinging sandbags to make sure we were safe.

Photo by ilegion.

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