Good morning, Nashville. Parts of Nashville took quite the beating last night after a line of storms moved into the area just before dawn. As of 8am, NES reported that about 26,000 customers were without power and they’re actively working to restore everyone as soon as possible. The east side seemed to take the hardest hit with trees and powerlines down everywhere, crushing dozens of cars and at least one home. Pea-sized hail was reported in East Nashville and Goodlettsville and weather experts still aren’t ruling out the possibility of isolated tornadoes, but it’ll take them a few days to assess the damage. Unfortunately, it’s not over yet as storm chances span out over the next two days. Stay safe out there, Nashville!
- Rough night for the Batman Building. The Batman Building also nearly went up in flames last night when the power went out and a breaker tried to come back on, causing sparks to fly and ignite a small fire. Thanks to the dozens of firefighters on the scene, the fire was quickly extinguished and no major damage was reported.
- No CANDO. Governor Haslam signed the law that prevents cities from imposing laws on private businesses, meaning that Nashville’s recently-passed nondiscrimination ordinance is no longer valid. The ordinance required all businesses that contract with Metro, religious organizations excluded, to have written nondiscrimination policies that cover sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Bits & pieces. The number of accidents at Music Row and Demonbreun has been reduced by 50% since the naked people roundabout was installed … Some Fisk University alumni are claiming that the school is dramatizing their financial situation and doesn’t need to sell off their Georgia O’Keefe art collection to survive … This is your friendly reminder to not let your dogs OD on cicadas … A Springfield man has reopened his lawnmower repair shop after the world didn’t end … Friendly neighborhood businessman John Rich has won Celebrity Apprentice, it seems.
Photo by Richard Call.