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« on: May 02, 2010, 08:57 AM »

Well....its really raining here...and has been, since early Saturday morning. Nashville has severe flooding. So...this is why we can't fly this weekend.   :'(

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 10:05 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 10:11 AM »

Dang... Sad
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 05:48 PM »

That's some crazy rain!  I bet you wish you came out to Virginia this weekend after all!  Smiley

Seriously, though, hope you two are staying high and dry.  Being stuck inside is a good chance to set up the kites and check them over for damage or necessary repairs so that when the water level drops, you'll be set to fly once more.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 06:32 PM »

I just spoke with one of my Kite Classifieds buyers that lives in Nashville.  He wrote to say he got the latest box I shipped him, but the box and contents were soaked with rain water.  He fears the rest of his kites and lines are ruined as they were in the basement and his girlfriends car which are both under water, and will be for days to come.  He says the water is full of diesel, sewage, and tons of unknown chemicals now.   He got out of the flood with the kite I shipped him, his dog, a small rug, and a laptop.  He says Nashville will never be the same again.  Total destruction and flooding every where you look.

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 06:36 PM »

I just spoke with one of my Kite Classifieds buyers that lives in Nashville.  He wrote to say he got the latest box I shipped him, but the box and contents were soaked with rain water.  He fears the rest of his kites and lines are ruined as they were in the basement and his girlfriends car which are both under water, and will be for days to come.  He says the water is full of diesel, sewage, and tons of unknown chemicals now.   He got out of the flood with the kite I shipped him, his dog, a small rug, and a laptop.  He says Nashville will never be the same again.  Total destruction and flooding every where you look.

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Is that Dave Clark and Janice??  He's not answering his phone. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 08:21 PM »

Melanie,
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 08:55 PM »

We were lucky. Had a lot to do with the lay of the land. Although we are about 400 yds from Old Hickory  lake. You can't see if from our house. Our lot slopes from both sides into the creek. We had some mud on our patio below the second story deck. We had checked the gutters on Friday, because we knew it was coming. Dug some trenches to  help channel excess water around the flower gardens. Hunkered down and waited....and checked every 20 minutes or so. Never ever had seen it rain so hard...for so long. Depending on which side of Nashville you lived, the rainfall totals were anywhere from 5"-20". Our rain gauge holds 5 ". I dumped it twice, and had 3 inches left by the time the rain ended. No damage at our house.
 Nashville, is a different story. This WAS the 100 year flood everyone talks about. Water is slowly receding. But the Corps of Engineers has slowly been releasing water out of Old Hickory Lake, and Percy Priest lake. Both enter the Cumberland river, with Nashville being below both dams. A precarious balancing act, to be sure. Damage assessment is just now beginning.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 01:41 PM »

Was in Nashville a couple of years ago for work. Most of the areas we were in look like they are ok, but from what I understand, downtown is hit hard! The mall, Grand ole Opry, all underwater... I just hope everyone is ok. I haven't heard a lot of info from the area...
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2010, 11:39 PM »

I have watched a few different reports on the flooding.  The Grand Ole Opry and surrounding area seemed to have been very damaged.  Water up to roof tops in some places, and damaged home items stacked in the streets now. 

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