Gaylord sues government for massive flood damage in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gaylord Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government accusing the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of negligence that led to massive destruction at its luxury hotel in Nashville and damage to the most famous country music venue in the world during flooding in 2010.

The company says it sustained at least $250 million worth of damages caused by flooding at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and the nearly Grand Ole Opry House.

Gaylord contends that the damage from flooding from the Cumberland River could have been avoided had the Corps of Engineers opened up a spillway. The company also says the Weather Service failed to warn the public of the severity of flooding.

The flooding killed 11 people in Nashville.


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