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Advisable in Tennessee the death toll from the flooding this morning is still rising eighteen people have now died in that -- emergency officials say.
Another victim's body was found today there's also word that the Coast Guard has just closed.
More than 200 miles of the Tennessee River -- recreational boats they say.
The river is -- record high levels there's a lot of dangerous debris floating out there.
In the meantime part of nationals water supply has been saved thanks to the efforts of about 400 prisoners from Davidson -- from the jail there.
36 consecutive hours of sandbagging by those in -- -- kept the water from overwhelming one of the water treatment plants.
And then there's this look at this new video of the famed opry -- hotel in Nashville.
Now -- in some parts ten feet of water.
At Nashville really has been hit the hardest the most damage from the floods.
In the state of Tennessee on the phone with us as we continue to look at these pictures -- -- mayor of -- Karl dean mayor thanks for coming back again today.
Update us if you will let's start with this water situation I know that people are being asked to conserve and may be cut their water consumption by at least 50%.
Yes we have basically to drinking water treatment plant the national.
One the one that you mentioned Omaha under was with you that inmate labor -- We're very very hard in the sand bagging effort we were able to keep that open and it's running full speed ahead.
But one of our other units was totally submerged in this now a lot of the water but we're we have to repair it and get it up and running.
So we're asking the citizens of Nashville to essentially.
Reduce by half the -- water they were consuming before the flood occurred in order to make sure that everybody has access to water.
Are they listening I know one water official had said that he thought people were hoarding it putting it in their bathtub because they were so worried.
Now I think we're getting a mixed response team we need to get the word out and we've been trying real hard to do that actually water department has been aggressive about telling people who are.
You know for instance washing their cars or irrigating their -- there it -- yards not to do that.
We clearly there's no need a natural to be watering anything we've got the audio water in the last few days.
But we're we're making an effort to do that I think people are gonna respond and we're working hard to get the second plant back in operation we're reaching out to other utilities -- to -- water now.
What's the power situation and the overall situation with all this water.
Well in terms of both of the power in this city we are electric company and -- have to work and get it back up we have -- downtown.
But right now the water is receding I mean -- -- river crested on Monday night the -- is go is is that receding in were in the recovery process.
Tom it -- -- it opened in an open for business they airport it is there there is huge areas of the city there are unaffected by the -- Last night it.
The actually the grand old -- Which is flooded out audit Gaylord right now.
Has moved downtown had a performance downtown.
The hockey -- lower Broadway -- opened people are.
People -- are trying to get back to normal we have a massive cleanup to do we have a lot of damage I think that'll be you know billion dollars -- But this -- a great city with which is -- a great place to live there a great place the visible to you move.
Forward sure is Karl dean is the mayor of Nashville best of luck to you.
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