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David Lee thanks and now the disaster in Dixie the the do what what would you say the rock and roll bars and -- and the country music halls are closed in the heart of music city USA tonight.
As historic flood waters in -- begin to recede.
In folks -- get a look at what's left in their homes and large parts of the city.
Officials say the weekend's violent storms are now responsible for at least eighteen deaths in Tennessee alone.
The manager of the grand ole -- says the legendary country music venue could be closed for months.
And we're now able to see the whole month of home field of -- Tennessee Titans after it was under water for days.
But as you can see waters still surrounding the outside of that statement.
The flooding is a huge blow to local businesses around the city which attracts more than eleven million visitors each year.
Nashville's mayor says the damages could -- could end up being more than one billion dollars.
And tonight were finally able to talk with our fox station in Nashville reporters and crews are only allowed into the newsroom a few hours a day they're doing newscasts on tape.
And teams have been evacuated not once but twice while on the year because of the dangerous situations there.
-- now dodged by John -- from our affiliate WC TV fox seventeen he's live in Nashville suburb tonight John first off how are you guys getting work done there.
Book not easy all show up are they -- -- -- an area called metro center and the Cumberland river run directly behind dark he beat -- There at the big -- reporter -- look at there.
But the law all of that -- starting to a low connect actually pushing into the back.
Think about talking -- only been evacuated and Sunday trying to come -- A few hours at a -- put a huge cap on the air obviously because they're huge story and we're doing our back to get it -- you don't hear it before the police pick -- that.
Some pictures that John took -- is the flooding is so widespread John.
Neighborhoods downtown what's the latest on water levels.
What we want.
Are starting to go down but up I should mention that this problem is much worse than just smash bilk the governor called on it be -- counties be declared a disaster area in -- -- there are hundreds of how -- can -- because that are underwater the most striking image collecting got the lead opulent hotel Blake that many of visitors have come -- natural and stayed there.
The grand ole opry Al opry mill shopping -- those types of landmark institution.
Under water can be high.
I expect you to blow to our tourism industry which -- Probably our second largest industry in the city it's not as you mentioned the billion dollars in damage show all kinds of lives this up and it -- -- It's mighty tough to look at John what are officials saying about the recovery process moving forward.
It's gonna take a long long time thankfully because -- right now the river are going down but let.
Behind you got lots of mud you have health and turned like mold although -- -- -- -- that he prepared.
But may lead -- a lot of optimism here people think that they can't get out of -- even though some of Calder one in one out that -- I luck.
-- -- -- resilient city and people feel like we're gonna pull out and bring visitors back.
And it's John -- from our station fox seventeen for Nashville and surrounding suburbs.
John good luck to you and yours and everybody there in the volunteer state let's get on overseas for -- --
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