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Good morning, Nashville. Mayor Dean announced a new study yesterday that will examine Nashville’s flood preparedness situation (or lack thereof) and hopefully come up with some ways to have it be a little less devastating the next time we experience a 1,000-year flood. State and federal agencies will team up with local ones to look at all aspects of flood preparedness from potential problem areas along the Cumberland River and its tributaries to the emergency management system. It could lead to some new floodwalls, levees, methods of water diversion and any other things that would help keep the damages to a minimum. Though the study comes with a hefty $500,000 price tag and the solutions could cost millions, the mayor feels that we’re better off prepared.

Photo by Joel Williams.

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