As I’m sure you know, Nashville and the surrounding area recently experienced record-setting rainfall which resulted in a flood of historical proportions throughout the region. While the rivers rose, area levees and dams took on water, and locals and tourists were evacuated to higher ground. Within two days, 13-20 inches of rain had fallen over middle Tennessee, flooding many homes and businesses, even closing down sections of our major highways.
While neither the FRP offices, nor its warehouse were affected, many nearby and in surrounding counties were. Areas hardest hit were Bellevue (West of Nashville), Sumner County (North of Nashville), downtown Nashville (along the riverfront), Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Opry Mills Mall, and Williamson County (South of Nashville).
As soon as the rain subsided, residents and volunteers jumped into quick action with recovery and clean-up efforts. Shelters were established and disaster relief supplies continue to be distributed.
Many FRP staff members have received calls or e-mails from our clients expressing concern for us. We know the media’s footage of our area was compelling, and we’re touched by your consideration for us.
So, on behalf of myself and the FRP staff, I would like to say thank you to each and every one of you for your compassion and concern during this difficult time. We are confident that Nashville and its surrounding areas will emerge from this tragedy stronger and more beautiful than ever!