Nashville Flood – May 2010

Nashville Flood - May 2010

If you don’t know, Nashville is experiencing one of the worst floods it has ever seen. The Cumberland river was inundated with water after record rainfalls this past weekend (May 1-2). Nearly 14 inches of rain fell in only 2 days. During that time period, the 12 hour rainfall record was broken, the 24 hour rainfall record was broken and the 48 hour rainfall record was broken. The record rainfall for the month of May was also broken…. in the first 2 days of the month.

I was able to make it downtown to get some photos of (what I certainly hope) is a once in a lifetime event. The Tennessee Titans’ LP field was flooded up to the first couple of rows. Even the Bridgestone Area, where the Nashville Predators play and many concerts are held, was taking on water. The Grand Ole Opry and Oprlyland hotel were flooded. Thousands of homes are destroyed and many people have lost their lives.

Here are some shots taken from the LP Field side of the river, looking back towards Nashville:

On Monday, many people gathered to witness the river rising

Many areas were off limits because, as of Monday evening, the water was still rising….

Nashville Flood - May 2010

Nashville Flood - May 2010

It will take a long time for Nashville to fully recover from this disaster….

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3 responses

  1. Wonderful photos of such a sad story. Thanks for sharing.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm

  2. Jason Brown

    Wow Malcolm, what a great set of images, some of those reflections are amazing, great coverage.

    May 6, 2010 at 4:06 am

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