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Red Cross opens emergency shelter at Lipscomb


Volunteers serve victims at the American Red Cross emergency shelter at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. (photo provided by Lipscomb)

Amid major flooding in the Nashville, Tenn., area, the Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at Lipscomb University.
The Associated Press interviewed a flooding victim staying at the Lipscomb shelter:

Firefighters busted through the windows of Audrey Talley’s trailer early Sunday to rescue her family, including her three small grandchildren, ages 9 months to 4 years old. Talley’s son woke her up to tell her water was coming into the trailer in south Nashville. Within 10 minutes it was knee deep.
“We’ve lost everything,” the 47-year-old Talley said at an emergency shelter at Lipscomb University. “I don’t know what we’re going to do. We’ve got nowhere to go.”

Here are more details on the Lipscomb shelter from a university news release:

Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Mayor Karl Dean announced Saturday that the American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at Lipscomb University to provide relief for residents displaced by recent flooding across Middle Tennessee. Currently the shelter is at capacity at 200 people.
The shelter is located in Lipscomb’s Student Activities Center, One University Park Drive, Nashville. A Humane Society facility is on site to care for pets.
“The shelter is open to anyone who needs housing, particularly those in the southeast Davidson County area. We know that the shelter will be open tonight and as long as it’s needed depending on the continuing weather situation,” said Walt Leaver, vice president for university relations at Lipscomb.

The Centerville Church of Christ and the College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon also are serving as Tennessee shelters.
Read other posts on the Nashville flood.
The video below shows some of the flooding in Middle Tennessee.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyn5D2dw9oE&feature=player_embedded#at=21

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