Swift donates $500K for Nashville flood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The announcement was made on Thursday night's "Flood Relief with Vince Gill and Friends," a telethon held on local station WSMV.

/*Swift*/ moved to /*Nashville*/ when she was 14.

She says she couldn't believe what was happening to the city, as deadly storms and /*floods*/ swept through the southeast last week.

Cleanup and repair is expected to cost more than $1 billion. Thousands of homes were damaged, along with some of Music City's most important landmarks. Pleas to donate to relief organizations started early, and Nashville's musical talent - from local bands and clubs to the biggest stars - are giving their time and money to the effort.

Thirty people were killed, including 20 in /*Tennessee*/.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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