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Recovery time in Nashville after deadly floods

NASHVILLE (AP) - It's recovery time in Nashville.

Since flooding swamped the city in early May, residential building permits have soared. Millions of dollars in flood relief have been raised through telethons and other means. Colleges across the state are helping.

Pounding rain dumped 13.5 inches of water on the city May 1-2, leaving parts of Nashville submerged for days. Nine people were killed.

Six weeks later, the spirit in the city doesn't seem like a sad country song.

T-shirts with positive proclamations reflect the sunny atmosphere:

"We'll Be Right Back."

"We Are Nashville."

Since May 2, more than 2,100 residential building permits have been issued. The average is 10,000 a year.

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