May 1, 2015

20 things to know about the 2010 Nashville flood

Tennessee
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by
Karen Grigsby
,
The Tennessean
Flooding in downtown Nashville, Tennessee in May 2010. Photo: Kaldari
Flooding in downtown Nashville, Tennessee in May 2010. Photo: Kaldari

Five years ago, Nashville was brought to its knees by a flood the likes of which it had never known. Lives were lost and homes were ruined, but Nashville rose above the tragedy. Whether you were a victim or volunteer then or are new to Nashville now, here are 20 things to know about the 2010 flood. Nashville shattered nearly every rainfall record conceivable the weekend of May 1-2, 2010. According to the National Weather Service, 13.57 inches of rain was measured during a 36-hour period. The combined two-day rainfall total doubled the previous 48-hour rainfall record in Nashville.