Nashville considers flood protection measures

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After a devastating flood in May 2010 caused more than $2 billion in damage to Metro Nashville, the city is preparing a plan to keep homes and businesses safe.

WPLN-FM reports that possible projects range from a removable six-foot floodwall downtown that could cost tens of millions of dollars to simply having businesses elevate their inventory. But what actually gets done will depend on cost.

Officials presented some of their ideas to residents for feedback on Monday night in one in a series of planned meetings around town.

Next, officials will study the feasibility of specific projects, using money from Metro and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

It could be several more years before any of the projects are funded and implemented.


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