The city famous for its bustling honky-tonks and country music is reeling after a weekend of historic flooding. In little over two days, 13 inches of rain has besieged Nashville, causing power outages and claiming at least 27 deaths in the Southeast U.S. Flood waters have affected thousands and badly damaged some of Nashville's beloved music venues including the Grand Ole Opry House. Reacting to the disaster, country stars and famous local musicians are asking for prayers and aid via Twitter. Their remarks after the jump:
Piano rocker Ben Folds, a Nashville resident, has also been tweeting during the flood:
(Ben Folds Twitpic)
Donations can be made to the Nashville Area Red Cross at NashvilleRedCross.org.
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