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Library Still Closed After Weeks After Flash Flooding

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 Nashville, Tenn. -  The flash floods that hit the Nashville area in early August still has families and businesses drying out.  

One of the places devastated by the rain was the Old Hickory Branch library. It had to shut its doors and it hasn't been able to reopen.  

You can still drop a book off there but you can't go in.

For the first time since the 1930s, when the library was built, the shelves inside are empty.The books have been removed as a precaution and are now in storage.

The flash flooding caused water to rise as high as six feet inside the library. It took out the electrical panels and the elevator controls.

Although clean up started immediately following the rains there is still no answer to when the library will reopen.  

Officials say they are working with codes and hopes to have an opening date next week.

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