Media coverage of the great TN flood of 2010

While the local media outlets were on top of things, the national media seemed to respond with a big “meh.”  Where was the obsessive coverage that seems to be the standard for natural disasters (or any story really) in recent years?  Where was the outcry to help those who lost their homes and businesses?

We literally had the most rainfall recorded in Middle TN in a 48 hour period in recorded history.  In other words, we have never had anything of this magnitude since they started keeping records of weather.  The damage estimates are in the billions, and they can’t even really get a good grasp of how bad things really are until the waters recede back to somewhat normal levels.  This is probably the single biggest disaster this state has ever experienced as far as property and infrastructure damage is concerned.

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