May 6th, 2010
03:45 PM ET

Help for Tennessee flooding


[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/04/story.tn.flooding.gi.jpg caption="Heavy storms in the Southeast have caused at least 28 deaths, 19 of them in Tennessee" width=300 height=169]

Heavy storms that have battered the Southeast since the weekend have caused at least 28 deaths, 19 of them in Tennessee.

The rain has been especially cruel to Tennessee, swelling rivers to historic levels, turning roads to lakes and flooding landmarks such as the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Parts of Tennessee had been so damaged by the floods that President Obama declared them major disaster areas, a designation that makes federal funding available to affected residents.

How you can help...

Middle Tennessee Red Cross

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Salvation Army

To find out how you can make a difference and help provide relief for the flood victims in Tennessee, visit our Impact Your World page.

Filed under: Impact Your World • Weather
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Terry

    Sort of looks like New Orleans after Katrina. Where are the signs asking for help?

    May 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  2. Melonie

    Thank you

    May 5, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  3. Rachael Spangler

    Thank you, Anderson, for coming down here. Your visit is desperately overdue, but appreciated none the less. There is a lot of loss and devastation in our city. The rest of the country needs to be aware, because it will be a long and difficult recovery process.

    May 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm |