updated 05/05/2010 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/05/2010 AT 7:30 PM ET
On Wednesday, the country star demonstrated just how serious the situation is by posting a photo on Twitter of himself nearly knee-deep in water. He can be seen clutching a white electric guitar while standing next to a small motorboat filled with several items, including a plastic storage box and a guitar case.
“Sending Anderson Cooper footage of my house under water,” the singer, 42, Tweeted Wednesday, a few hours before he was scheduled to appear on CNN to discuss the damage.
“TN is a mess with floods,” Chesney wrote on his Twitter page Sunday. “If you’re fortunate enough to help out, hit up the mid-TN Red Cross. Stay safe, everyone.”