Day123: Nashville declare state of emergency due to flooding

Here's what it looks like at my house. Thankfully I'm on a hill. Some of my neighbors aren't so lucky. The storm drains on the lower area of the subdivision are overflowing and the houses near them are being floodded. Several water rescues today where people have tried to cross water covering roads. The Cumberland River (goes through downtown Nashville) was at 38 feet this morning. It is at 45 feet now. 40 feet is flood stage. This is very unusual for Nashville. The bad thing is the rain is supposed to keep up for another 8 - 12 hours. It might look bad where I am but others around town have it much worse. You can see more on one of the local news web sites here.

The water comes down the hill .....

To the backyard.....

Then around to the side yard....

Then across the driveway and into the road.....

The people that live next to the storm drains aren't so lucky....

The storm drain is probably 4 feet deep and as you can see was over flowing at 9:00 this morning.