Remembering the Great Nashville Flood of 2010

Nine years ago today began what has come to be known as “the Great Nashville Flood,” an unexpected weather event which the Army Corps of Engineers described as a “1000-year flood.” In Nashville, the city saw over 13 inches of rain in 36 hours, and the two-day rain totals were nearly 20 inches — more than double the city’s previous 48-hour total.

In the days following those events of 2010, I was quite taken — as were many Middle Tennesseans — with the words so eloquently written by Patten Fuqua at the Section 303 website in a post tited, “We Are Nashville”. (linked above)

Each May 1st since, I’ve taken the opportunity to re-read that powerful post, and hopefully some of you will too.

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