May 22, 2010

The Tennessee deluge of 2010: Nashville’s ‘Katrina’ and the dawn of the superflood

Nashville, TN
Memphis, TN
Little Rock Rd, Charlotte, NC
Eric Normand
Climate Progress
Nashville flood. Photo: Kaldari
Nashville flood. Photo: Kaldari

One of the epic extreme weather events in U.S. recorded history devastated one of America’s great cities this month. But the status quo media has barely told the story of Nashville’s Katrina (let alone its link to human-caused climate change)...During the flood, and in the days that followed, mainstream news media like CNN, MSNBC, and Fox, provided minimal coverage of this disaster, a disaster that is likely to be the costliest non-hurricane water related disaster in American history