Nashville Flooding Update May 5: Pictures and Power Outages
The Nashville Flooding Situation is Still Very Serious With Some Waters Retreating But Power Outages Are Affecting the Region
Residents are slowly starting to return to their homes in Nashville Tennessee when they can as the flood water are slowly starting to recede, but there is a lot of work ahead of homeowners and the city.
According to WBKO.com, thousands of families have returned to their homes to find extensive damage and debris, and the death toll currently stands at about 18.
MSNBC reports that the cleanup from the Nashville flood is being slowed down by the fact that about 10,000 people currently have no power and 1,000 people in Tennessee are still living in shelters. The damage is estimated to be about one billion dollars.
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The Cumberland River that flowed in to downtown Nashville has receded a little at this time, but the city is also struggling with access to clean water so officials have asked residents to conserve where they can.
Nashville officials pleaded with residents to conserve water as the city was relying on a single water treatment plant that sandbags had barely spared from the flooding.
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