During May 1-2, 2010, Nashville received more than 13 inches of rainfall, forcing the Cumberland River and several others over their banks. Flooding devastated areas throughout Nashville and surrounding counties, taking lives and destroying homes, businesses, and roadways. A massive community response resulted in more than 25,000 volunteers helping with cleanup and repairs. Today, our city continues to feel the impact of these events, whether in the empty lots in our neighborhoods or the community spirit fostered through shared struggles.
This site contains items from the Flood 2010 Collection at the Nashville Public Library. More items from the collection can be viewed at the library's Special Collections Division.