Disappearing Property Has Old Hickory...

Disappearing Property Has Old Hickory Residents Worried - NewsChann...

There are 8 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Jul 9, 2010, titled Disappearing Property Has Old Hickory Residents Worried - NewsChann.... In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

Several dozen homes in Old Hickory's Waterford subdivision sit on the banks of the Cumberland River.

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Madison, TN

#1 Jul 9, 2010
i do not live in waterford but drove thru after flood water receded. it looked like a war zone. if they r not in buyout program, no one should be. it appears to be favoritism toward thr bellevue area.
Jim Nashville

Nashville, TN

#2 Jul 10, 2010
Anybody who chooses to live on the river,what happened to you is the risk you take living on the water.If you can afford to buy property on the water,you can afford to fix YOUR property yourself. Quit expecting someone else to do it for you. I say let all yhr people that live on the river to pay for this erosion control themselves, they can ALL AFFORD it.
Old Hickory Homeowner

Mount Juliet, TN

#3 Jul 11, 2010
You are an absolute idiot! We did not ask to be flooded and if you think because we live in this neighborhood that we are rich then you need to think again. Most of us are blue collar workers and have an average income around 45,000 a year! Shame on you for writing something so disgraceful! We are humans and obviously you are not! We are mostly young families with small children and elderly folks. You really do not need to live in America if you are so biased and ridiculous to even say such horrible things.

Goodlettsville, TN

#4 Jul 11, 2010
Oh if you live next to a river, you should probably expect to be flooded and take proper precautions like purchasing insurance. I'm not against assistance, in fact I'm incredibly liberal, but if you have the means, which 45k would be, you should be able to take care of yourself.
Waterford Homeowner

Springfield, TN

#5 Jul 11, 2010
Almost all of the families in Waterford DO have flood insurance, but flood insurance is a joke. There is no insurance coverage for your yard washing away. Flood insurance doesn't even cover the total costs to rebuild. I can't speak for everyone in our subdivision, but when we moved in back in 2000, our subdivision was not in a flood plain. When the Corps redid the flood maps they put us in a 100 year flood plain. That means that in any given year there is a 1% chance that it will flood. To me, those are pretty good odds in our favor. If it had been in a flood plain before we bought our house, we probably would not have bought it, but we love our home and our wonderful neighbors. We don't live in extravagant homes. They are very average. So far the estimate for our mold remediation/drying and reconstruction is up to $80,000. Our house is only worth about $150,000. I do wish Metro would buy us out so we never have to deal with this nightmare ever again!
waterford homeowner

Minerva, OH

#7 Jul 13, 2010
Our flood insurance refused to cover any part of the contents in the garage due to it not being "living quarters." All of our yard equipment, freezer, autos, etc. was not covered. Our homeowners insurance wouldn't cover anything due to it being a flood so we were forced to pay a lot of the expense ourselves so as far as I'm concerned, we were screwed from both insurance companies. After we bought in Waterford we heard that this area had flooded back in the 80's. Wish we had known prior to signing the papers. Who will ever want to buy in this subdivision?
X-Waterford river residnt

United States

#8 Jul 31, 2010
It has been so sad to see what the flood has done to the neighborhood where I used to live and have so many memories, both happy & sad.
To name a few: 1)Sitting in my yard shooting bottle rockets over boats returning from July 4th fireworks in Nashville. 2) Burying my best-buddy (a black Lab)who was named after the Cumberland River in the back yard. 3) Being on the board of directors for the homeowner's assoc. 4) My hammock right on the bluff that my now-deceased grandfather helped me put up. 5)Taking my canoe down to the river and paddling over to Hill Island or upstream to my friend's house. 6)Dating a neighbor. 7)Meeting my current husband who lived in "The Village" and having our wedding reception in the clubhouse. 8)Just...being able to find a neighborhood where I could afford to buy a home on the river on my single salary so that I could watch the water and tug boats like the ones my grandfather spent his life piloting for the Herbert Materials Company.
I'm so proud of the way Nashville has responded to this crisis. Still, there is always someone who'll kick those who are down and to them I say, SHAME ON YOU!!!
Waterford is NOT a wealthy community. Nor are they poor. They're hard working everyday people.
I did my research before I bought my lot and it was NOT in the flood plain. I was around in the 70s when Opryland flooded, worked there for several summers, and have always thought/known that it would happen again. But not to Waterford.
Our land use practices and climate change have changed everything. WHEN are people going to connect the dots? If it's not very, very soon it's going to be too late for future generations. It's HOT folks! The hottest year on record...as in EVER. It's not a fluke. Check the graphs.
I very much pity and feel empathy for the woman I sold my house to. She loves it as much as I did.
Please be kind to Waterford residents.

Since: Jul 10

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#9 Aug 2, 2010
Apaprently Jim, you have never been to waterford. It isn't a high dollar neighborhood. These are starter homes. Very affordable. As far as insurance. Have you checked into it? It covers the house and the house only. No belongings, no yard, no nothing. Just the house and only up to a certain dollar amount at that. So don't judge until you know the facts. Perhaps you should drive through that neighborhood and take a look for yourself. I did. It is heart breaking! No one "deserves" to lose their homes and all their belongings. Perhaps you deserve it for judging others. Watch out for the next tornado.
Jim Nashville wrote:
Anybody who chooses to live on the river,what happened to you is the risk you take living on the water.If you can afford to buy property on the water,you can afford to fix YOUR property yourself. Quit expecting someone else to do it for you. I say let all yhr people that live on the river to pay for this erosion control themselves, they can ALL AFFORD it.

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