Hotel company sues government over Tenn. flooding

4:19 PM, May 1, 2012   |    comments
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A major resort and entertainment company in Tennessee is suing the federal government over the damage its properties suffered during historic flooding in 2010.

Gaylord Entertainment Inc. claims in a lawsuit filed Monday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to plan for the flooding and improperly released water from a swollen reservoir that made the flooding from the Cumberland River worse.

The lawsuit also claims the National Weather Service failed to warn the public how bad the flooding could be. The company's huge resort and convention complex and the famous Grand Ole Opry House were heavily damaged when it rained more than foot over two days.

Twenty-six people were killed, including 11 in Nashville.

By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press

The Associated Press

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