If there was any doubt that there is a socio-political disconnect in Tennessee, the flood waters devastating Middle Tennessee washed it away last weekend. Knoxville, safe and dry this time, seems to be missing the news.
In Nashville alone, at the last reckoning, ten people have died from the flooding of the Cumberland River--and the damage in downtown Nashville is extensive--probably exceeding a billion dollars. Most of lower Broadway was totally inundated. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center had its lower level flooded. Thankfully, though, the waters did not rise high enough to damage the Main Hall. However, the hall's pipe organ machinery, housed underneath the main hall in the basement, was under 10 feet of water on Monday. Upcoming concerts scheduled for the Schermerhorn have been re-scheduled for TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center).
The landmark Grand Ole Opry House was also flooded.
Here is information from Nashville Scene.