Cumberland River Nashville TN Flooding Photos?

Tennessee flooding photos are capturing the impact of a series of storms slamming Downtown Nashville and the Cumberland River.
The photos are just incredible.

The historic flooding has killed at least 21 in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky, with Tennessee being hardest hit.

The Cumberland River has reached its highest level since an early 1960s flood control project was built and is continuing to rise, threatening portions of downtown Nashville.

The forecast calls for a Cumberland River crest of 50 feet, about 10 feet above flood stage.

How much damage has the Cumberland River caused? Are there photos of the disaster caused by the Cumberland River flooding in Nashville TN?

asked by Vegas in Geography | 5715 views | 05-03-2010 at 09:01 PM

The National Weather Service says the Cumberland river is expected to reach its crest sometime early Monday.

Officials in Nashville TN are braced for more deaths as the flooded Cumberland River continues to swell, sending muddy water rushing through neighborhoods and threatening the historic heart of Music City after a destructive line of weekend storms killed 22 people in the U.S. South.

Downtown Nashville Tennessee Flooding photos.

Cumberland River Nashville TN

Cumberland River Nashville TN flooding

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The Cumberland River that winds through Music City was putting parts of the downtown in peril while thousand have had already lost their homes in flash floods following the heavy thunderstorm and rains.

The Cumberland River flooding may hit the tourism industry, the train depot and LP field as it caused shutting down of businesses near the river front. Water was surrounding the grand Ole Opry House, Opry Millsís shopping mall on Monday.

National Weather Service data indicate that the Cumberland River as of 2:30 pm Nashville time was more than 11 feet over flood stage.

answered by Ernest | 05-03-2010 at 09:07 PM

According to the National Weather Service there is a flood warning in effect for the city due to rising waters on the Cumberland River. At this time the river is still rising. The Mayors of towns within Montgomery County have issued a curfew lasting from 8:00pm until 6:00am on May 4th.

answered by Parker | 05-04-2010 at 03:41 AM

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