Army Corps releases report on May 2010 flood - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Army Corps releases report on May 2010 flood

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • New campaign urges Alabama Medicaid expansion

    New campaign urges Alabama Medicaid expansion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:05:04 GMT
    A new group led by a former Childrens Hospital Executive has purchased billboards along some of Alabama's busiest highways to raise awareness about what the group believes are the benefits of MedicaidMore >>
    A new group led by a former Childrens Hospital Executive has purchased billboards along some of Alabama's busiest highways to raise awareness about what the group believes are the benefits of MedicaidMore >>
  • Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:53:19 GMT
    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
    Multiple sources tell News Leader 9 that a Smiths Station teacher was hit by a train earlier today in Lee County.

    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.
    More >>
  • Greenville man dies almost 2 weeks after motorcycle crash

    Greenville man dies almost 2 weeks after motorcycle crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:37:08 GMT
    A Greenville man injured in a motorcycle crash nearly two weeks ago has died, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Thomas E. Chesser, 36, was injured on July 16 when the Yamaha motorcycleMore >>
    A Greenville man injured in a motorcycle crash nearly two weeks ago has died, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety.More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A government report released Wednesday may not relieve your worries about the next big flood.

The 160-page report from the Army Corps of Engineers is the most comprehensive yet on the May 2010 that swamped downtown Nashville and claimed more than two dozen lives.

What the report says about how people died raises questions about just how unprepared some people were for this unexpected disaster.

Twenty-six people in all died in Tennessee and Kentucky during the 2010 flood, and the Corps of Engineers report sums up how they each died.

According to the report, 11 of them died in their cars and eight died in their homes or fleeing their homes.

A Channel 4 I-Team Investigation just after the flood found people were caught unaware because of the confusing data from two government agencies, including the Corps, of how much water was coming and where.

The Corps said Wednesday their report doesn't answer if people were caught off guard, or what people should do in the future.

"It's not making any recommendations on what people should be doing differently, or how we should do things differently. It's just a record of how things occurred," said Lt. Col. James DeLapp.

All the data shows is that more than two dozen people didn't know how deadly the floods could become.

"This region isn't generally known for flash floods, as it is in the southwest. However, this event acted like a flash flood event," DeLapp said.

DeLapp says that the data is being used for studies happening right now that ultimately will determine how the government and the public should react to future floods, including how we should be warning, how water is stored in dams and any potential trouble spots.

But the report released Wednesday did not address those questions or how things could have been done differently.

Copyright WSMV 2012 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow