Skip to comments.Kenny Chesney calls for world to help Nashville (But Gov of Tenn says Barry doing amazing job!)
Posted on 05/07/2010 8:56:39 AM PDT by milwguy
Country singer Kenny Chesney is calling on help from across the globe to restore Nashville after floods wrecked the region.
The singer/songwriter has already begged his followers on Twitter.com to contribute cash to the Middle Tennessee Red Cross.
But since returning to his hometown on Wednesday for the first time since the devastating floods, Chesney has been stunned by the extent of the damage -- and has issued video footage to CNN to highlight the disaster.
He tells the news channel, "We need the world's help right now and it's just a really sad thing to see, especially people that you know and people that you love. I do feel the people in this town are a really tight community. It's just sad to see it happen.
"Just give whatever you can, you know -- people have lost everything. We all saw what happened in Haiti and we've all saw (sic) what happened across the world. I mean, these people just need bare essentials here in Nashville. It's crazy to think that but they really do...
"Yeah, you can give money to the American Red Cross and all that kind of stuff, but these people need toothbrushes, they need toothpaste. It's not only touched music, it's touched tourism, the sports industry, I mean so many things that it's affected."
(Excerpt) Read more at music.msn.com ...
Heavy flooding has devastated the state, but Gov. Phil Bredesen couldnt stop gushing about the presidents help on Thursday.
FEMA and the White House have been absolutely supportive, he told reporters on a conference call.
FEMA was quickly on the ground, and on Monday, the president was on the phone with me before the sun came up, he said.
Bredesen, a Democrat, said hes been in regular contact with White House staff. In fact, he had just ended a long conversation with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Bredesen, who has weathered his share of tornados and storms as a public official, said that hes never seen this kind of response.
WHAT specifically has the administration done to rave about? Make phone calls?
How high’s the water Obama
5 foot high and rising
How high’s the water Barry
5 foot high and rising...
Why don’t these rich country music stars spend some of their own money to rebuild Nashville?
Taylor swift gave a half million what have you done ?
When the response reaches the level of that given in New Orleans after Katrina, then it will be adequate.
Well I thought last night on CNN (ugh, have to admit I watched it) Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Anderson Cooper all agreed it wasn’t as bad as New Orleans.. Not sure I agree with that though..
This gov. is helping out Obama with his problem with cmdr. fitzpatrick and the cmdrs. fight to get his charges against obama heard before a crooked grand jury and court system
in madisonville. locking many up as political prisoners.
I pay my taxes. That’s what I’ve done.
Well Bless your little Heart
See???? I told you so. We shoulda put black folk on our roofs for the cameras. THEN it woulda been as bad as Katrina.
GAC to Air Flood Relief Concert with Brad Paisley, Lady A & Others
The first national telethon and concert event to raise money to aid victims of last weekends flooding disaster in middle Tennessee has been announced by Great American Country Television, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Gaylord Entertainment. Music City Keep on Playin A Benefit for Flood Relief will air commercial-free on GAC, Sunday, May 16, 8 10 p.m. Eastern.
It is not enough. It is never enough!!!!!! EAT THE RICH /sarc
In West TN we haven’t seen hide nor hair or Al, Tipper or our GOVERNOR!
Nashville Telethon therad: A lot more Videos of other parts of TNs 52 county flood.
Dyer Co Dyersburg
NG responds to AR & TN
For those with Face Book accounts Photos of the Navy Base in Millington, TN being flooded.
Volunteer State earns name as flood victims pull together
Millington, Flooding photos & video
Rail Bridges Out Between Memphis & Nashville
Dyersburg flooding photos
MILLINGTON took the brunt of the flooding. BTW Ophelia Ford represents parts of Millington...MIA, just like the governor.
From Sen. Mark Norris.
How to apply for disaster assistance:
Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
When you apply you will be asked for the following information:
The address of your damaged home or apartment
Names of people living in your household
A description of your disaster damages
Your Social Security Number
A telephone number where you can be reached or left a message
An address where you can get mail
If you want your disaster assistance funds sent directly to your bank, provide the FEMA agent:
Your bank account type
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The application process will take 18 - 20 minutes and is authorized by the Office of Management and Budget under Control number 1660-0002.
For technical problems with this site, please contact FEMA’s Technical Helpdesk at 1-800-745-0243 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The toll-free number will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
**When you apply for assistance you will be given a FEMA application number. Write down your application number and save it for future reference. You will need the application number whenever you contact FEMA.
Legitimate FEMA representatives set up appointments with flood victims before showing up to homes, and have personal data related to the homeowner such as Social Security and FEMA-specific disaster applicant ID numbers that the agency will use to track victims cases.
Treat with suspicion anyone claiming to be with the agency who shows up unannounced. People claiming to be with FEMA who show up unannounced to the homes of residents without their case information are likely fraud artists. FEMA recommends you call the police, should that occur.
DONATION HOTLINE FOR TENNESSEE FLOOD DISASTER OPEN
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has activated the Tennessee Emergency Donations Hotline to accept contributions to support state flood victims.
As of Friday, May 7, the Hotline is also taking calls from people who need volunteer help. Anyone who needs the assistance of volunteers for help cleaning homes, etc., may call the Hotline. The toll free number is (866) 586-4483, and the hotline is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT daily.
Tetanus boosters are recommended for people who have not had one in the last 10 years, and who are involved in cleanup efforts and coming in contact with floodwater. If you receive a puncture wound or wound gets contaminated, consult a doctor or local health department to determine if a tetanus booster is needed, based on individual records.
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HOUSING INFORMATION FROM THE TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Flood Housing Assistance.pdf
DISASTER ASSISTANCE FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
INFORMATION FROM THE TENNESSEE ATTORNEY GENERAL
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