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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