• Flood's death toll rising
• Aerial scenes of Nashville area flooding
• Nashville's water supply is threatened
• Opryland Hotel under 10 feet of water
• Titans LP Field under six feet of water
• Davidson County elections postponed to May 18
• Several state government offices are inaccessible and closed today, and Gov. Bredesen has declared a 52 county disaster area and requested federal assistance. (State news server down at the moment, details when it's back up.)
UPDATE: State press release summaries recovered from KnoxViews newsfeed archives, after the jump...
Bredesen Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration
Mon, 2010/05/03 - 8:43pm
Declaration Request Made for 52 Tennessee Counties NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen has asked President Obama to declare 52 Tennessee Counties as federal disaster areas following the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that struck the state beginning Friday, April 30.
Should this initial request for assistance be granted, the following Tennessee counties would have access to varying levels of federal assistance programs: Anderson, Bedford, Benton, Cannon, Carroll, Cheatham, Chester, Clay, Crockett, Davidson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Giles, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Macon, Madison, Maury, McNairy, Montgomery, Morgan, Obion, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, Trousdale, Van Buren, Wayne, Weakley, White, Williamson and Wilson.
Update: List of State Facilities That Will be Closed Tuesday, May 4
Mon, 2010/05/03 - 8:05pm
State employees and members of the media are advised that the following state of Tennessee facilities will be closed on Tuesday, May 4, 2010:
All state buildings at Metro Center: Metro Center in Nashville is currently closed and inaccessible.
Andrew Johnson, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville. Andrew Jackson, 500 Deaderick, Nashville.
Davy Crockett Tower, 500 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville.
Tennessee Regulatory Authority, 460 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville.
Department of Children’s Services Davidson County Office, 900 2nd Avenue.
Department of Human Services Office for Davidson County, 1000 2nd Avenue. The DHS Child Support Customer Service Line is also down.
Motor Vehicle Maintenance Fleet Services Division,2200 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville.
State Records Center, Jefferson and Spring Streets, Nashville
In addition, employees at these locations should check with their supervisors and local news media for updates on their building status:
* Department of Safety Centennial Boulevard Drivers License Office
* Department of Safety Foster Avenue Complex
* Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute
* State of Tennessee Surplus Property Warehouse
* TDOT Region 3 Headquarters Building
* Tennessee School for the Blind
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