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May 5th, 2010
09:43 PM ET

Nashville Under Water: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, breaking news on the flooding in Nashville. Police going door-to-door today making survivors have what they need. At least 9 deaths in the city, 19 across the state. We'll have the latest. Plus, the latest developments on the Times Square bomb suspect. His suspected ties to Pakistan and more.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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soundoff (243 Responses)
  1. Jera

    THANK YOU for your coverage of Nashville! It's really bad here, but this great city will recover. If you can give money to the Red Cross please do it, other needs are cleaning supplies and bottled water. If you are close by there are hundreds and hundreds of homes that need cleaned out. It's overwhelming. Thank you for bringing it to the world's attention. Nashvillians are at every disaster helping out and now we need help.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  2. Julie

    Thanks so much for getting the word out there! I am a college student in Nashville and live across the street from the Red Cross shelter that's been taking in animals. When it was filled to capacity, it was so sad to see the animals that they had to turn away. The devastation to our city and the surrounding counties has been much more then anyone ever imagined possible.

    Please, please help us get the word out and begin the long road to recovery. I know that the Red Cross is taking donations and many area universities and churches are sending groups to help start clearing out people's homes. Any help is appreciated!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  3. jada

    Thank you, Anderson, for finally focusing on the disaster here in Nashville!

    I just moved here from WI a month ago and I have to say that I am blown away by the humanity, kindness, and neighborly love that I have experienced since moving here. I noticed it before the floods, but I especially notice it now.

    Can't wait to see you here in Nashville!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  4. Jessica

    The best way to help is to donate. If you live in the area find a place to volunteer. Hands on Nashville is a local organization to look at.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  5. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Where is the federal response in Nashville?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  6. charlie

    People around the world will not be surprised that terrorists can buy guns in the US. They have been astounded for years that anyone would be allowed to buy sophisticated weaponry period.
    That is simply inconsistent with civilized society.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  7. Sheri

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Thank you for reporting about this disaster, as a TN resident living on the northern outskirts of Nashville, it's been absolutely heartbreaking to watch what has been happening and to see friends lose everything and I do mean everything. We've helped the world recover now it's time to to help those here at home.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  8. Stephanie

    Thank you so much, Anderson, for giving us attention down here in Nashville. We can't receive the help we so desperately need if no one knows about it. And the flooding IS that bad. Like Kenny Chesney said, every industry has been affected. It's like someone made a list of all the best parts of Nashville and then systematically went about damaging each and every place.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  9. Greg of Nashville

    Thank you Anderson
    better late than never. It is high time US Media reported extensively on the devastation here in middle Tennessee instead of the failed bomber attack in Times Square.

    This will probably be classified as a once in 500 yrs flood. Rainfall records were set last weekend for most rain in one day and in just 2 days we broke the record for most rain in a month.

    Thank you again and looking forward to seeing you in Nashville.
    There are hundreds of heroes you will be able to report on.
    Greg

    May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  10. Sharon, Columbus, IN

    I am just devastated to see the flooding in Nashville. We had floods here in Columbus in 2008 and we lost one of our rental homes. It was not the whole city but it was enough to devastate this town for 24 hours.

    We also own at the Wyndham in Nashville and just couldn't believe all the devastation there. I saw the rescue on utube.

    I am glad to see that Nashville is being talked about more in the media. We love Nashville, TN. God bless the people of Nashville, TN.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  11. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    They are to close for comfort with that oil!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  12. Monica M. Williams

    This year is definately shaping up to be the year of disasters. Two major earthquakes, an ugly oil spill now disasterous flooding and it's only May.

    Looking forward to Bill Maher's take on all of this. : )

    May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  13. Dustin

    As a Nashville resident I can't thank you enough for giving us some attention. I've been dumbfounded by the lack of coverage at the national level. We welcome you tomorrow.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  14. nancyinoregon

    I personally don't feel the flooding was 'ignored' though, Jo Ann. I've seen lots of coverage on CNN, the floating school building, the cars, the teens rescued from the river. It's just been a busy news period with the bomb threat and the oil spill, so TN has not been the sole-focus.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  15. diana Andriola

    Will any member's of the CMA artist's perform any benefit concerts to help with this disaster?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  16. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, everyone. Glad you are devoting coverage to the flooding in Nashville. It's a beautiful city and we have family there. We were worried sick about them and all the residents of the city. They came through ok but the damage to homes and neighborhoods is extensive. I feel stupid because I never realized how much work there was after a flood even though I've seen repts on flooding many times. It's important to cover flooding as it always gives viewers the opportunity to think about possible flooding in their area, insurance, and preparing for possible flooding.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  17. Amber

    Anderson, thank you for finally spot lighting the heartbreak in Nashville. I think with the Oil spill, and foiled bomb, the full extent of what is happening here is being overshadowed! Thank you again!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  18. Jessica

    FEMA is here. We have some help. It is mostly coming from the communtiy. We are the volunteer state after all.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  19. Cindy Shorey

    Are we becoming numb to natural disasters? Nashville needs our support!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  20. Bonnie Nashville, TN

    FINALLY!!!! We have been wondering where is the national news. Pictures do not do justice to what has happened here. 52 counties are involved: lives, homes, vehicle, animals and the entire infrastrucure. One county just is know getting spotty cell service, no water, no electric. Day 5!! Thank you for finally getting some coverage!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  21. Kathy

    Thank goodness!! Someone finally talking about what's going on locally. I live in Clarksville/Montgomery County Tennessee. It has been very frustrating not seeing any national stories on what's happening here.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  22. Chaney, La.

    We have too many big news events lately, but I have been watching Nashvilles plight... it is awful, they need to crank up the benefits later when they can get around and I am sure this country will help out. Glad yous are going down Anderson, it will help people feel not so alone.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  23. Jessica

    I am glad to hear that the news is starting to bring in the media to show the disaster that has happened to in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area. No words can really express the sights that are to be seen, and see the history that is lost.
    So thank you for coming to Nashville and bring the light to the rest of the world about the disaster zone we have here.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Bill Mahr interview should be really interesting. He does not hold back.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  25. Ani Jacob

    What a disaster that swept the loving families unannounced. Let every concern people ask one question, how can we help?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  26. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    Good evening.

    With so much happening in the news this week,,, I'm glad your covering the awful flood situation in Nashville Tennessee. They need all the help that they can get. Just so much suffering.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  27. kathleen

    Thanks for continuing coverage on the Tennessee floods. What can we do to help!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  28. Scott Roberts

    Anderson, thank you for reporting on this. FINALLY we have national coverage of our huge disaster.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  29. Joy Haynes

    We are Nashville. We will keep Music City moving forward. it's a great place to be and the volunteer spirit is inspiring and breathtaking.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  30. Catherine Los Angeles

    Thanks for covering the Nashville flood. I read lots of tweets about the flood but the pictures are very scary. I know there have been a ton of things going on this week.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  31. tanyia

    I know exactly how they feel. The Red Cross is a great organization that you donate money to. After the Hurricanes in Louisiana they along with many other organizations really helped us out.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes bloggers,
    That is so devastated this area so bad damaged whole city.... I agree all of you. 🙁

    May 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  33. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @ennifer Bryant

    Are you getting ny help. Is FEMA there?

    How can we help?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  34. Rev. Anderson

    Dear Mr. Cooper:
    Welcome back! You were missed! The people of Nashville have been in our prayers and we are starting to raise funds and collect items for the families. In Louisiana we certainly understand what it means to have the media miss the story. Please let our friends in Nashville know they are not forgotten.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  35. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Jennifer Bryant, "We've been amazed how the media has ignored this catastrophic disaster."

    It is really horrible that the msm has ignored your city. How are you holding up? I wish you the best!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  36. nancyinoregon

    Giving attention to people in grief can help them feel so much more supported.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  37. Lauren--NY

    Anderson and crew, you show great integrity and dedication with that mea culpa. Thank you so much for that, and for going to Nashville tomorrow. You're still number one.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  38. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi!
    It's sad to see the extent of the flooding in Tennessee–I'm familiar with the area.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  39. nancyinoregon

    I can understand why the victims there feel relatively ignored. Timing is so critical in coverage of things, and the sad reality is that sometimes more than one thing happens at once...someone has to triage the coverage. I'm glad Anderson is letting people know that he cares and will try to cover it better.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  40. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    My heart goes to Mayor Karl and Kenny Chesney lost their homes. 🙁

    May 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  41. Jennifer Bryant

    Thank you Anderson for finally bringing attention to our city! We've been amazed how the media has ignored this catastrophic disaster.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  42. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    That's good old country spirit! To keep the music going.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  43. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    It is really disgraceful the way the msm has been ignoring this flooding. Does disaster have to strike in a particular area for them to take notice?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  44. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Oh Nashville, I hope no more lives are loss in the flooding. Please be carefull!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  45. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & entire Team 360.

    Hi, David, Isabel, Gabriela, Nancy, Kim, Emily, Megan, Mike, Smith, Casey, oAnn-OH, everyone.

    I have not been able to see much news lately. I had no idea how badly TN had been hit, much less the very significant death tolls.

    My thoughts and prayers are with All in TN.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  46. nancyinoregon

    Poor, poor people...and animals, I presume. Floods are a horror.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  47. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. It's good to be here with all of you. The Tennessee flooding is absolutely unbelievable. I've never heard of anything like it there before this. Thanks for letting us know more.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  48. nancyinoregon

    Good evening, folks. A friend of mine even said, "Oh they just show you the worst on TV....the flooding isn't that bad."

    May 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  49. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Lisa Bloom, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Happy Wednesday night!
    That's so sad for Tennesse, my breaking heart is so horrible to see flash flooding in Nashville.. My heart goes to them. 🙁

    May 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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