The Nashville flood: A city under water
Seeing the pictures of a flooded Nashville make my heart go plunk.
I made my first visit to Nashville, Tennessee last year. Although I’m not a big fan of country music, I fell in love with the place. At the time, Southwest Airlines had direct flights from Seattle to Nashville, although those have since disappeared. No matter. I’m definitely going back in the next few years, with my hubby in tow. He loves country western.
It’s hard to imagine that the streets I walked along are now filled with the waters of the Cumberland River. Power is out, businesses are closed, lives interrupted — hopefully only temporarily. The country music community is asking for help and prayers, as reported in People magazine.
The Gaylord Opryland Resort is closed, and according to the Nashville Business Journal, it could stay that way for months. Also filled with water is the Country Music Hall of Fame and the basement of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, where I attended a concert featuring the Nashville Symphony and Al Jarreau.
Guests from the Hilton Hotel, where I stayed, were evacuated and power is out along Nashville’s riverfront.
It made our so-called “extraordinary storm” here in the Pacific Northwest on Monday seem pretty silly.