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We are having some crazy weather here in middle Tennessee. We have 3 interstates closed due to flooding and I have been watching local news for the last hour of a major interstate flooding with people still in their cars. We've had 5 1/2 inches of rain in one day which equals what was expected for the whole month of May.

I'm looking at video right now of cars where you can barely see their roofs. Oh and the water is starting to turn muddy. This is crazy. This is the same interstate that leads to my neck of the woods. God I hope everyone got out of those cars in time. I was watching earlier when they first started flooding.

Now I'm watching a home floating down the interstate. They believe it was a home that was being transported but they aren't for sure. This is horrible. It's like watching a disaster movie. I just pray like crazy that no one is in any of these vehicles. The home is falling apart. It's wild. The roof just popped up and the house is disintegrating.

I'll try to go back and recap what I first saw. Oh wait a minute, I just heard that the home floating down the interstate was a portable building from a local private school. The same school that my son attended for a few years.

Okay, here I go again trying to recap this crazy day. I got a phone call from my son making sure I was at home since it was so bad out there. He said he was trying to go somewhere, when the weather got so bad he turned around and went back home. It didn't dawn on me at the time how unusual that is since this is the same son who isn't afraid of ice.

A few minutes later, it thundered so loud and the rain sounded so bad that I grabbed my dog, my phone and my cancer sticks and went running to the closet to dive in, barely closing the door so I could still hear the TV weather reports.

That didn't take too long and thankfully we didn't actually get a tornado. But ironically my favorite weather lady, Lisa Patton on WKRN TV, started warning us about driving through standing water and how us Tennesseans respect tornadoes but have a tendency to not respect the dangers of flash floods.

There are several cameras around town that are normally used to show traffic reports that WKRN started showing us because of the reports of some of the interstates being closed. Unfortunately, the part of the interstate that first went crazy had not been closed yet when we first started watching what was happening on it. On the eastbound side of I-24, the cars were all in the far left lane driving bumper to bumper very slowly because the other lanes were already flooded.

You could see a large semi on the westbound side of the interstate just stopped. I don't know why. Suddenly, the water started rising on the cars in the eastbound lane when people started jumping out of the cars and climbing over the interstate barrier to the westbound side. At first, I thought these folks were crazy because there were a few cars starting to come down that side of the interstate. But it wasn't long when the cars in the eastbound lane started floating sideways. Then there were more people getting out of their cars and climbing the barrier.

It was really scary already . . .

BREAKING NEWS: There was just a report that a hillside in a surrounding county gave away.

Back to the story. Anyway that one semi that had been sitting still started moving and other cars were coming down the good side of the interstate when the barrier climbers were just walking around in the middle of that side of the interstate. I later realized why they weren't going to the other side of the interstate. It was flooding worse than where they had just come from.

Then suddenly on the eastbound side, a large semi started driving down the middle of that roadway that was already flooded and his truck created such large waves that they started going over the tops of the cars that had previously turned sideways from the flooding. I'm still praying all of the people in those cars did make it out in time.

Later, the news was showing video (mind you this is live-stream video) of the same interstate further east, heading west toward the same part of the interstate we had just watched flood. The news-folks were getting excited saying someone needs to let emergency workers know what was ahead. Apparently, they did know or at least they found out quickly and the interstate was closed.

Right now I'm watching what looks like a river in the middle of the interstate and another semi is driving through it. This is crazy. Now there's a car driving down the other side of this same interstate.

I'm worried about my son's fiancé' coming home later tonight. She's working until late this evening and I don't know how she's going to get home safely. He keeps telling me that she's not stupid and will be careful. I can't help but think that the folks in those first cars on I-24 weren't stupid either. They just got caught in one of our worst flash-floods that I can remember. Thankfully, there are no reports of any deaths yet.

I just heard on the news that there was 9 inches of rain in Franklin, TN where my son's fiancé is working.

I'm currently watching a water-rescue of some folks in a rubber boat right in front of a Church that I drove past last week. I'm watching a video right now of a man hanging onto a telephone pole and since it's not a live video, they said they believe the man was swept away. They tried to get rescue boats in to help but they were all in use and no one could come.

I just spoke to my son and he told me how his fiancé'' is planning on getting home. Right after that, I saw a news report of one the roads she is planning on using to get home being flooded. Hopefully, it's a part of that road that is further north than where she is.

I know this is quite a long Blog but things keep happening. Please keep us Tennesseans in your prayers and especially the one man that was hanging on the telephone pole.

Elusively yours,
ilja


Edited to add: I just learned the man hanging onto the telephone pole died.

Edited again because some of my corrections did not take yesterday.
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:rofl: Praying for you and your state.
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I will say a prayer that everyone gets home safely. :rofl:
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Thank you, both, so much. :rofl:
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Ilja, what part of the state do you live in? And God protect you, whichever county is your home.

>Roger
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east dallasite, on May 1 2010, 08:58 PM, said:

Ilja, what part of the state do you live in? And God protect you, whichever county is your home.

>Roger

I live in Middle Tennessee. I don't like to get any more specific than that on the net. Let's just say the areas I was watching on TV are pretty close and I travel them quite often.

Thank you for your prayers.

BTW, I suspect these videos are going to be on the national news, they were so enthralling.
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I'm okay here, but I'm on high ground. My dad went out to the farm today (stubborn old goat, can't stop him from doing anything he sets his mind to) and had some trouble getting back. Good thing we have nowhere to go (Dad, are you listening? Stay put!) and plenty of food stocked up. Worst thing we've had is no internet most of the day.

The Tennessean is reporting 5 people lost to the flood, including one person on I-24 at Bell Road.
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All is well here in Putnam County. Censport and Ilja, keep yourselves safe!
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:lol:

Take care of yourself, ilja! Prayers for everyone endangered by this flooding.

:rofl:
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:rofl: Sounds bad out there. Hope you are safe!
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:rofl: Sounds bad out there. Hope you are safe!
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Rain woke me up early this morning. Not thunder or lightning, just the RAIN, it is coming down so hard! I've moved the guitars and guns into the safe room downstairs, all I have to do is grab the pets if a tornado starts. Needless to say, internet is mostly not on.
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Censport, on May 1 2010, 09:32 PM, said:

I'm okay here, but I'm on high ground. My dad went out to the farm today (stubborn old goat, can't stop him from doing anything he sets his mind to) and had some trouble getting back. Good thing we have nowhere to go (Dad, are you listening? Stay put!) and plenty of food stocked up. Worst thing we've had is no internet most of the day.

The Tennessean is reporting 5 people lost to the flood, including one person on I-24 at Bell Road.

I'm so glad to hear you and yours are okay. I would be going nuts if I had no internet. I hope you at least have TV.

That's horrible about the 5 deaths. I wonder if the one on I-24 was in one of the cars I was watching on WKRN? I just read the Tennesseans story on this but they did not give any details. They are saying that the home I watched disintegrate was actually a house that had been on a tractor trailer.

My son's fiance' did make it home okay last night.

Keep staying home, Censport. :rofl:
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Mad Jack, on May 1 2010, 10:30 PM, said:

All is well here in Putnam County. Censport and Ilja, keep yourselves safe!

Thanks for posting and letting us know y'all are okay. I'm still in shock about it all and I wasn't even in any of it.
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MontyPython, on May 2 2010, 12:35 AM, said:

:D

Take care of yourself, ilja! Prayers for everyone endangered by this flooding.

:rofl:

Thanks Monty for your prayers and concerns. :lol:
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BlondInfidel, on May 2 2010, 01:04 AM, said:

:rofl: Sounds bad out there. Hope you are safe!

I'm just fine and my family is too, thank God. Thanks so much for your concerns. :lol:
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Censport, on May 2 2010, 08:04 AM, said:

Rain woke me up early this morning. Not thunder or lightning, just the RAIN, it is coming down so hard! I've moved the guitars and guns into the safe room downstairs, all I have to do is grab the pets if a tornado starts. Needless to say, internet is mostly not on.

Isn't it funny what things we grab in an emergency? Besides my phone (which is logical) and my dog (whom I love), I was just thinking that if we got a tornado, I would need a cigarette afterwords. :rofl:
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I just talked to Censport and he said to tell everyone he’s fine, but not expecting power, Internet, or phone service for a while.
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BillW, on May 3 2010, 09:46 AM, said:

I just talked to Censport and he said to tell everyone he’s fine, but not expecting power, Internet, or phone service for a while.

Thanks, BillW for the update. I kind of suspected that was going on but it's good to know for sure.

BTW, good to see you. You've been missed. :rofl:
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