Monday, May 3, 2010

County-by-county roundup

COUNTY ROUNDUP OF DAMAGE DAVIDSON • Five deaths reported as of Sunday night, and two men missing. • Six hundred water rescues. • A levee near Mainstream Drive in MetroCenter began leaking and the city began evacuating more than 500 residents and 150 businesses in the area. • The city shut down K.R. Harrington Water Treatment Plant and urged Davidson County residents to use water only for essential purposes. • Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, on the banks of the Cumberland River, evacuated guests. Police evacuated First Avenue in downtown Nashville. • More than 50 roads closed Sunday. • 36,000 people without power; Nashville Electric Service estimated two to three days to recover. • Three shelters set up: Lipscomb University, Gordon Jewish Community Center near Bellevue, and Bellevue Middle School. • Low water pressure in some communities. • Some downtown parking lots under 4 feet of water. • Southwest Airlines canceled all flights in and out of Nashville after 3 p.m., mainly because of dangers getting to and from airport.

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