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Some business owners were prepared for the flood


On Saturday after several days of very heavy rains the Cumberland River and Red River began to rise. The resulting flood easily bypassed the 100 year flood mark prompting Governor Phil Bredesen to request that Western and Middle Tennessee be declared a disaster area freeing up Federal monies to help with the post-flood cleanup and reconstruction. Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper also issued his own request for a disaster declaration. The final tally of this flood is expected to run in the multi-billion dollar range, with millions of dollars worth of damage right here in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Early on Sunday prudent business owners including Bill Roberts, Thunder Road Automotive & Marine; Mike O’Malley, Wendy’s; and Elke Melton, Relocation Reality; among others were getting ready!

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