It’s been a bizarre week in Nashville.
Country singer Naomi Judd’s buffalo got loose during the weekend flood and roamed the streets of picturesque Leipers Fork.
The beautiful Opryland Hotel as well as many downtown landmarks were flooded with muddy water from the Cumberland River, not throngs of fans or tourists.
A portable school building floated down the interstate Saturday night.
A woman in a nearby subdivision delivered a baby at home Sunday afternoon via flashlight and the aid of neighbors.
It’s very surreal to me to drive into work as if all were “normal” when there is so much heartbreaking devastation. The city of Nashville has really rallied together, though, and I am proud to call Music City my home.
I’ve written about the great flood of 2010 over at Deep South Moms.
It’s pretty much all I, and anyone else here, can think of this week.
Again, Nashvillest.com has a good comprehensive list of ways to help.
Edited to add: You may contribute $10 to the Nashville Area Red Cross by texting 90999 on your cell phone. You may also call and make a donation by phone at 615-250-4300. If you would like to send a check, you can mail your contribution to the Nashville Area Red Cross, 2201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.