City expands recovery efforts as river recedes - WKRN News 2

City expands recovery efforts as river recedes

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While the road to recovery will be long, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Tuesday morning assured citizens Nashville will be restored to the city which it once was.

The Cumberland River crested at 51.8 feet between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday and has begun to recede.

Experts expect the river to be below flood level, or below 40 feet, by the end of the week.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to release water from the dam as part of its normal course of operation.

Mayor Dean said the Metro Center area is improving as water continues to be pumped away from the levee.

He said Metro Center and First Avenue in downtown Nashville remained evacuated and stressed citizens must stay out of evacuated areas.

Second Harvest Food Bank is relocating its food supply from its Metro Center location to Nashville International Airport, which is being used for storage, staging and distribution efforts.

Coordination meetings related to the evacuated areas continue and updates will be forthcoming.

Two disaster information centers will be open between 12 Noon and 8 p.m. Tuesday in some of the city's hardest hit areas.

The centers, located at the Bellevue Community Center on Colice Jeanne Road and the Coleman Community Center on Thompson Lane, will provide general information on utilities, social service assistance, and legal and insurance information.

In the last 48 hours, Mayor Dean said more than 7,000 volunteers have registered with Hands on Nashville.

The organization will begin staffing disaster information centers and distributing Second Harvest's Emergency food boxes in critical areas such as Antioch, east Nashville and Donelson.

As clean-up and recovery continues, the use of volunteers will increase dramatically.  Anyone interested in volunteering should visit HON.org to register.

The mayor said those interested in donating should contact the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at CFMT.org.

Items such as diapers, formula, cleaning supplies and rubber gloves, wet vacuums, brooms, mops and generators are needed in large quantities.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations for flood victims via text message.  To make a $10 donation text the word "RED CROSS" to 90999.

Red Cross shelters opened over the weekend will remain open.  For a list of shelters and for more information, visit MiddleTennRedCross.org.

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