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A blog about emergency readiness, response, and recovery for artists.
By Craig Nutt on 5/11/2010 9:22 AM

We had planned before the flood to meet friends at the Nashville Jazz Workshop on Friday night, and since the venue was on high ground, and accessible, the show went on - but the door went to flood relief.  Despite the well-publicized loss of musical instruments in the SoundCheck  building, music goes on in the Music City, and benefit concerts are springing up all over.

By Craig Nutt on 5/7/2010 3:42 PM

 It rained for 40 days and 40 nights, all in two days here in Middle Tennessee. I live just west of Nashville, and if you ever needed evidence that a disaster can occur anywhere, this is it. A weather front stalled here last weekend and dumped over 14 inches of rain in two days. Flooding occurred in the predictable places, along the larger rivers, but also in areas that no one expected to flood.

By Craig Nutt on 4/29/2010 3:08 PM

I make furniture (you can see my work at www.craignutt.com) and  I have been good about documenting my work with professional photography over the past thirty-five years.  Since most of my work has been sold, what I have left is photographs, mostly 4x5 transparencies, negatives, and slides (along with digital images). If I had a fire, flood, or tornado, this documentation would be difficult, expensive, or impossible to replace. In addition, it would hinder my ability to respond to requests for images from magazines, clients, or for shows.  My business insurance would cover some of the monetary value, but the loss of my images would be devastating.  So, in my efforts to disaster-harden my career,  I focused on my images first.

 
By Craig Nutt on 2/17/2010 11:22 AM

It Came to Me In a Flash!

Kingston Springs, TN - A while back we had thunderstorms here in Middle Tennessee. We needed the rain, so I was enjoying the storm until  there was a nearby lightening strike and a bright flash of light, like one of those old blue dot flashbulbs, popped beside my desk. I was 15 feet away at my drawing board, but it scared the s%$# out of me!

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