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Unemployment Checks Mailed Out After Flooding Delay

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thousands of unemployment checks have been mailed out to Tennesseans after a delay caused by flooding at one of Nashville's downtown high-rises.

Around 40,000 people were forced to wait an extra few days for their unemployment checks thanks to Tuesday's burst water pipe at the downtown Tennessee Tower.

The building was closed after a pipe burst during December's frigid temperatures and short-circuited the building's electrical system. Crews have been busy drying out all the equipment.

Thousands of unemployment checks were being printed in the building when power failed. Workers have been manually stuffing and mailing checks to make sure they're in mailboxes in time for the holidays.

Officials said the building would not re-open until Monday.

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