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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  1. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    If BP did not have the technology needed to control a spill at that depth they had no business drilling there.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  2. Janese

    The TN flood has devastated 53 of the 95 counties in the state, from Memphis all the way to eastern portions of the state, millions of people. The Army Corp of Engineers has now categorized this event as a 500 year flood (yes, 500). We received the equivalent of 1/4 of our annual rainfall in 2 days. Nashville is devastated but so are many, many smaller communities. Rivers crested at historical levels, often blowing away 60 yr old records. In my own hometown, most people are still without power and water and it has only been reachable in the last 36 hours or so, a virtual island, like so many smaller virtual islands created by this catastrophic event. Thanks for finally covering it and please remember that far more areas than just Nashville have been affected.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  3. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Charlie, it's about risk vs. risk mitigation costs. We could all drive cars that are 100% safe in accidents. We'd need to pay $200,000 per car. Are 40,000 US lives worth it? The market says no.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  4. nancyinoregon

    charlie, you worked in the North Sea? Wow....what an experience that must have been.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  5. David, Indiana

    Also, I never realized how quickly flash flooding happens. Evacuating can become difficult and dangerous fast because of flooding over roads.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  6. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    If we come down on big oil the stock market will plumit into a total sell off .

    May 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  7. Kahin M.

    As a Nashvillian I think that the lack of media coverage is ridiculous. I am glad that people are finally waking up to realize the sheer magnitude of the destruction. Cars, homes, school and lives were lost in the flood and it is going to be a while before any normality sets in for most people. We need the media's coverage so that people will know what happened here so they can help the recovery process.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  8. shea

    Please urge water conservation....Nashville is at 48% with one water treatment plant up and running

    May 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  9. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Not only did BP claim that " it was unlikely that an accidental surface or subsurface oil spill would occur from the proposed activities," but they said even if it did happen they were far enough from the shore (48 miles) that it would not have an adverse affect on the environment or the wildlife.

    Someone should ask BP officials about that!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  10. Jenni Leeds

    I'm so glad you're coming down tomorrow to show people what we're facing here in Middle Tennessee. We've been working so hard to let national media know that we need help, and it's been just heartbreaking that no one was listening. Late or not – thank you. #wearenashville

    May 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  11. Shelby Jean

    Thanks to all who are praying for us here in Nashville or donating..it's so heart-breaking to see the Opry Stage under water, the Opryland Hotel under 10 feet of water, and our death toll rising. Please continue your prayers. We will rebuild bigger and better, just bear with us, it's going to take a lot of time. But we are the Vounteer State! Opryland Hotel says it may be 6 months or longer before they are able to re-open. Thanks again, and may God bless you all for caring. Nashville loves ya'll for it!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  12. Nancy

    My prayers are with the awesome people of Nashville. It is such a wonderful city....all the heritage, talent and friendliness couldn't be topped anywhere. I am hoping that some of the country singers will put on concerts with benefits going towards all this mess!.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  13. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Scrap MMS? Good lick with that. I can't name a federal agency eliminated EVER.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  14. Jennifer

    Thank you soo much for coming and helping!
    Please don't forget when you come to Nashville tomorrow, please remember Clarksville. We are north west of Nashville and are also on the Cumberland river. We are suffering also. Clarksville is home to thousands of soldiers from FT. Campbell,KY. Alot of soldiers are gone right now and the wives are left by themselves to clean up the mess and face the fear of the flood and their husbands at war. I was fortunate that my house was safe but hundreds are not. The river crested at over 62.52 ft. record history.
    Thank you for bringing this to everyones attention. We are all shocked that it has recived the support from news like other simular situations did!

    Proud Army wife for 15 yrs~


    May 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  15. Linda Miller

    This is not going away soon.... I'm in Nashville and watch and hear every day what is happening.. Driving in to work its an eye soar, so many familes have their belonging out in the yard just trying to dry out, other still under water, literally. Thanks for caring!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  16. charlie

    I have worked in both the North sea and the GULF. You cannot be sure that extra safety measures would have prevented the accident, but is is perfectly clear that US safety regulations and practise are less rigorous than other countries.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  17. Tina Gibson

    Thank you for bringing attention to the devestation in Tennessee....it's absolutely heartbreaking! There's already so many amazing stories of fellow Tennesseans helping one another but we still NEED HELP! Thank You!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  18. tami h

    my sister in law teaches at kingston springs elementary school in kingston springs, tn. This town experienced widespread destruction & flooding including the grade school. It is a total loss... These lovely small towns just won't make it without some help from us all... It just breaks my heart...

    May 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  19. Teresa, Nashville ex-pat

    Thank you for going! Nashville is an amazing community. They're pulling together, but they feel invisible with everything else going on in the news. Running out of water, looting, no supplies, lost homes and businesses without flood insurance, cars piled up like toys.....won't say it's the same, but certainly a lot of overlap with New Orleans. They need the country's attention and help. Thank you, thank you for doing what you do, once again!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  20. fran montel

    Please donate and help the people in nashville. friends lost everything,over 70 years old and arrived at shelter barefoot! so sad!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  21. Sharon Hastings

    We in Florida are just glued to all updates about the oil spill. Lots of volunteers are available pre-emptively for training about what they can do in the event that it would come down all around our coastline. We see so much wildlife here that is so beautiful. We love our wildlife. Dolphins will come right up to your boat and practically talk to you. I would be so sick if they were harmed or killed.

    Sounds like the government watchdogs weren't watching anything. They were too busy partying with each other. More scandal.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  22. Bill Tyler

    Thanks for your coverage on Nashville.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  23. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    So will all this lost oil make gas prices go up? This is becoming a lose-lose-lose-lose situation.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  24. Amanda

    Thanks Anderson for finally giving our city the coverage we need to get the help we need. While reporting tomorrow, please remember this is not just Nashville's flood, it is Tennessee's flood. 52 of our 95 counties are disaster areas.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  25. Miranda Huntington Beach CA

    I love ed lavendera...im not surprised by this news at all...money and sex and drugs have always been temptations...sex in particular...so sad am tweeting now


    May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  26. George

    They have water shortages. They can not take showers or wash clothes. This is far worse than we have all thought. They are just getting the attention that they have needed to start helping these people.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  27. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Evening everyone!! Thanks Anderson for being AC360 on full steam again..
    Well that's something, what was it; wallstreet regulators watching porn and now the oilindustry watchers smoking marihuana...
    Keep them honest!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  28. nancyinoregon

    Anything new about that?! Close contact in powerful situations breeds corruption....anyone shocked?!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  29. Kim Courtney

    So many people going suddenly homeless in America and worldwide!Honestly I think these are the "New Homeless of this Century"
    Kim from the East Coast of Canada

    May 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  30. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Greg Nashville. I haven't seen much on a federal response. Is there one? Is FEMA there? The National Guard? What help is there?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  31. Kateincolorado

    Thanks Anderson for giving more air time to the crisis in Nashville, aka The "Athens of the South". It one of the country's loveliest cities. Heartfelt prayers go out to everyone affected. Thanks again to CNN, you, K. Chesney, F. Hill & T.McGraw et al, for shedding more light on this. Safe travels. Safe Home.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  32. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    This is another bunch of people, like Wall St. with too much money and little regulation.

    I'm not at all surprised at the corruption being reported.

    It seems when a select group of people have an astounding amount of money their "worlds" separate from our normal reality,especially re: morality and ethics.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  33. Kris Coker

    I was born and raised in Nashville and I recently moved to Calgary,AB. for work. It kills me to see what has happened with the floods back home. Thank God CNN has kept up with what is going on and has interviewed country music stars like Keith Urban and Kenney Chesney. Keep up the good work!!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  34. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Placing the well in flat and easy to fix foundations would be a good start to safe drilling .

    May 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  35. Deborah

    From Nashville a big THANK U for getting our tragedy to the media. The worst flooding and it took days to hit network news. Music City WILL pull through but we need help

    May 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  36. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    Its interesting watching this animation on how their trying to plug the holes in this rig.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  37. Tracy

    Thank you Anderson for covering the flooding and aftermath in Nashville. It has been breaking my heart to be away from my hometown and to see the lack of coverage from major media outlets. Slowly but surely media channels are picking up on the severity of the situation and I appreciate your on-site coverage to come tomorrow. With awareness like this, Nashville will be able to receive the help it deserves. The community has been pulling together and now it's time for the nation to pull together.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  38. Patti Burke

    I am thrilled to see SOMEONE reporting on the flooding here in Nashville!! sorry to say ,, but it is about time. Just like Kenny Chesney just said,, you see this on t.v. ,, but when you see it up close!. I picked my granddaughter up from daycare this afternoon. and because of all the road closers in my area, i had to drive by a Hard hit area here in west Nashville,, the people have lost everything,, they are puttting their belonging on the side of the road to picked up , they are wearing masks, gloves,, it is heartbreaking to see this in my own town. We ,(including myself) gave when hurricane Katrina hit, ,,, Tennesseans need our help now.
    God Bless you.
    Thank you .

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  39. Ariana Eubanks

    I can't thank you enough for your coverage on the Nashville flooding. As a resident, I have seen the destruction first hand and am so glad the national media is finally bringing attention to this awful tragedy.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  40. GiGi

    FEMA just got here today.
    We just got approved for Federal Aid.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  41. Marc Ardisson

    Thank you for finally giving the devastation in Nashville the national attention it has deserved since Sunday! I have been amazed by the response to my posts on Facebook and Twitter over the past few days – very few were aware that Nashville was drowning. I appreciate you coming to town tomorrow for your broadcast.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  42. Boyde

    Anderson thanks for keeping them honest. Is there a drop spot in nyc for Nashville donations- if not can we get one going?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  43. Glenda

    Oh, thank you so much! I'm among the many who have written you, Anderson, asking for more media and imploring you to come to Nashville. When you turn your sharp focus on this town and our challenges the world will finally realize the many needs for this area. Again, we are grateful for your positive response to our collective, "May Day for Music City!"

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  44. Sue

    My heart goes out to all residence of Tennessee, I cannot beleive the damage there.My Dad was born in Scott county so Tennesse has a special place in my heart. Please tell us what people can do to help. Where to send items for people and what they need. Thank you for this story and looking forward to tomorrow nights show.
    Sue from Texas

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  45. vic nashville tn

    Thanks Anderson covering my city Nashville many(nearly 90 %) people don’t have flood insurance because these houses are not in the flood zone We need help

    Saturday night Only CNN cover the story first then every one forget us

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  46. Meghann

    Thank you Anderson for bringing this horrible tragedy to the public eye! We need all the help we can get down here in charming Music City! We are having a major water shortage as well! Nashville needs help!!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  47. Jerry

    Sounds like the Watch Dogs need to be watching their own dogs!!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  48. Kelly

    Anderson, great idea to broadcast from here. (Nashville)
    Do you know where you will be located?
    I live in Bellvue. One of the hardest hit areas?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  49. Bonnie Nashville, TN

    For those that want to help: Red Cross!!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Jenny Bryant,
    Thanks for coming in our blog, Welcome to Live Blog, My heart goes to you, your families and friends........

    May 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
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