For those of you who haven’t heard, Nashville received nearly 14″ of rain over this past weekend. This has caused *massive* flooding in Western and Middle Tennessee. For details, see http://tennessean.com/flood or follow Nashvillest on Twitter. (eta: My house is fine. Several friends have lost everything. We’re still waiting on waters to recede to find out full damages)
If you have any suggestions for this list, please leave them in the comments, or let me know. I’ll be editing this to add to it as I find more resources.
For those of us who are trying to clean up…here are some resources I found recently:
- Metro Health Department – info on reentering flooded homes, protecting from mold, keeping food safe, treating wounds that have come into contact with flood water
- Metro Public Works – how to put out flood debris for collection
- A Guide for Cleaning a Flooded Home
- Recovering flooded documents (from the U of Iowa)
- EPA Mold Prevention Guidelines
- Emergency salvage of flood damaged papers (Library of Congress)
- Home Video Recovery
If you want to help with the clean up, you can register at Hands On Nashville (www.hon.org) to be notified of opportunities to help from the Mayor’s office. You can also donate money to Hands On Nashville directly here
If you want to help financially, you can donate to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee or to the Red Cross. You can donate to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 (a $10 charge will be added to your phone bill) or to the Nashville Red Cross specifically by calling 615-250-4300.
Sorry to hear about this–such a beautiful city.