Tag: Nashville Flood

461 Structures Gone in Dyer County

Here is some specific information regarding making donations to the residents of Dyersburg and Dyer County. City and county employees have just begun disaster assessments, but report as many as 461 structures may have been affected by floodwaters. In preliminary…

Wildlife Is Displaced Too

Although houses are safe in my immediate neck of the woods, bottom land and fields have been saturated. Yesterday while driving on the backside of the University of Tennessee at Martin, I noticed there were four deer running on a…

We Are All Tennesseans

In West Tennessee, the damage that has occurred and is over several counties, is wide-spread. Here at Speak to Power, we took the advice of one thoughtful blogger who wrote an excellent post that said this: Blogging to get the…

Neighbors

From Alison Groves: I don’t want to diminish the amazing volunteer effort that is going on in this town, for it is something I’ve truly never seen before. I just want to remind people that almost everyone we know was…

Checking In On Other Cultural Areas

From the Freed-Hardeman University blog. The post looks at not only historical sites but museums in the damaged areas. The students have a very comprehensive post and are looking for information. Help them out if you can. I don’t want…

Her Dad Called It Whore Wash

No really, that’s what it’s called. Nashvillians are being asked to conserve water. They are having to get creative. Or as JR Lind calls it on Twitter, there is a sense of stinkidarity. From the lovely Rachael at the Lovely…

Dyersburg – A Federal Disaster

From a story from the Commercial Appeal. With the North Fork of the Forked Deer River reaching its highest stage since 1937, business owners and residents in Dyersburg were scrambling Wednesday to salvage belongings from floodwaters that had risen unexpectedly…

Two Worlds

From Faint Gray Lines: We talked to a lot of first responders. You’d think after four days of this they’d be irritable at the sight of four carloads of women getting too close to the flood waters, thinking us disaster…