13 May 2010

Nashville flooding in pictures


Cumberland River floods in Tennessee, storms in Kentucky and Mississippi

Sections of the downtown area of Nashville are flooded from the waters of the Cumberland River


A woman wades through floodwaters on a downtown pavement in Nashville


Jennifer Coleman walks down the ditch where a car identified by family members as belonging to Bill and Frankie Rutledge, Coleman's aunt and uncle, was found on Monday in Nashville. The couple had been missing since Sunday. Bill Rutledge's body was found in another location


The Grand Ole Opry House, the multi-levelled building on the lower right, is surrounded by flood water in Nashville. Behind the Opry House is the Opry Mills shopping complex

Several wings of the Opryland Hotel stand one storey deep in floodwaters from the Cumberland River


Water floods the inside of the Cascades portico of the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. All 1,500 guests were evacuated overnight from the hotel


Sunlight reflects off floodwater and onto the face of an Elvis Presley statue outside a restaurant in Nashville


Children walk in waist-deep water as they try to get to their apartments in the Maxwell Heights area of East Nashville


People paddle canoes down a street in Nashville


An aerial view of Pennington Bend, near Gaylord Opryland


Water-damaged taxi cabs sit in Nashville


Water surrounds Joe's Crab Shack in downtown Nashville


Motorists stop on Highway 54 North in Crockett County, Tennessee


Road signs stick up from floodwaters in Nashville


The Cumberland River flows over its banks in Nashville


Trail West employee AJ Jefferson swims in an area of the store. He was trying to get in to move stock from the ground floor to higher floors


Debris including cars are piled on top of each other after flooding on Antioch Pike near Nashville


A flooded farm is seen near Jackson, Tennessee


Warren County Rescue Department Chief Andy Tucker and rescue member Jason Pugh wade through high water to pull out a truck that got stuck in the water in Bowling Green, Kentucky

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