Day136: When the water recedes....

When the water receded the cleanup began. This isn't the dump....it's some of the debris from one house that was flooded two weeks ago in the worst flood in Nashville's recorded history. 13 inches of rain fell in two days causing the area rivers to rise as much as 13 feet above flood stage. This is the sight on many streets and some entire neighborhoods around Nashville. Several houses on one side of this street were flooded. All are in the process of cleaning up, making repairs, and getting on with life. From the road, you can see construction dumpsters filled to overflowing behind these houses. On the roadside, awaiting pickup by the garbage trucks, are the remnants of people's lives. I'm proud to live in the Nashville area. People here pull together and get things done, even when faced with disaster. Neighbors helping neighbors, doing whatever it takes. That's the way we do it here.