Ten years after the 2010 floods, Middle Tennessee again dealing with disaster
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- The mid-state is once again facing disaster, ten years after 1,000 year floods devastated the region.
Beginning May 1, 2010, 19 inches of rain fell on an already water-logged Middle Tennessee in just 48 hours. Twenty-one state residents died in the flooding that followed, including ten people in Davidson County.
On the tenth anniversary of the floods, the mid-state is struggling once again. This time with not one, but two disasters.
Recovery efforts are underway following the March 3 tornado that claimed 25 mid-state lives.
That effort has been slowed by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has taken 200 Tennessee lives to date, forced most residents to shelter-at-home for weeks, cost hundreds of thousands of workers their jobs, and stalled the local economy.
Below you will find remembrances of the 2010 floods by WMOT on past disaster anniversaries.