On May 2, 2010, Stevie Ray Vaughns song Texas Flood, could have easily and appropriately have been rename Nashville Flood, because that’s exactly what it did. Was it the 50 year flood? Some say it’s a 100 year flood. Nobody alive could remember anything even close to it.
Streams turned to creeks. Creeks to rivers, and rivers, well to lakes where lakes weren’t planned for. Like in peoples houses, churches, and businesses. Many lost everything. Most feel fortunate however. It affected young and old, rich and poor . Folks like Brad Paisley lost almost everything. Entire subdivisions gone. So not only have they lost their homes there is a good chance that they won’t be allowed to rebuild there. Now it’s a flood zone !
There are great organizations like Hands on Nashville doing wonderful things to help. http://www.hon.org/HomePage/index.php/home.html.
I’ll just leave you with a couple of pics of that used to be a baseball field. Now a landfill of what just a few days before were peoples treasured possessions. If you have the means to help, please do so. If you live far away you can send donations to the Red Cross or contact Hands on Nashville.