This morning, I heard the news that the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville is flooded! Yikes! Six feet of standing water is what one news article said. Possibly closed for months, said another. The RWA National Conference is scheduled for the last week of July, so hopefully the hotel will be repaired and open for business by then. All we can do is wait and see.
Of course, the most important thing right now is the safety of the people of Nashville. Apparently, thousands of homes have flooded and many people have been evacuated. I read on one site that over 19 people have been confirmed dead from the floods. I can't believe it! Thankfully, I heard from my friend Katy that their condo is okay for now and they are safe. My prayers go out to the people of Nashville and surrounding areas as they deal with this horrible flood. Isn't it crazy how something that can happen so fast can change your life? Things like this always make me think back to my house fires and how much one day can change things forever. My heart goes out to those who have lost their homes and many of their belongings in this flood.
Posted by Sarra Cannon Monday, May 3, 2010