A Nightmare in Nashville
Just received word that the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville where RWA is schedule for late July has evacuated 1,500 guests due to a weakened levy. Click here for a TEMA report. The hotel is located on the banks of the Cumberland River. According to the TEMA report, the Cumberland River is expected to crest at around 50 feet overnight.
Unsubstantiated reports are that the hotel is now under six feet of water due to the severe storms and flooding in the last day or two. It is unknown at this time how long the hotel will be closed. There is no notice yet posted on the RWA website regarding the status of the RWA National Conference.
UPDATE: The Nashville Business Journal states the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center is expected to be closed "for several months" after sustaining "major damage" after the levy breeched. Read the story here.
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