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A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck Nashville In 2010… And No One Saw It Coming

Known as the “Thousand Year Flood,” the massive amount of rain that fell in Nashville during May of 2010 was radical. It was so unusual, that it’s said to only occur every ten centuries. If you experienced it, you witnessed quite a bit of meteorological history. The devastating toll it took, however, was the stuff of legends. And the Nashville community? They banded together like most haven’t seen before. Here’s a recap of the world six years ago, and the facts of a storm that took us all by surprise.

Do you have any memories from this storm in Nashville? Any stories of heroism? Tell us about it in the comments.

Meghan O'Brien
Meghan is a Tennessee transplant wildly in love with Music City. She’s quite the fan of snobby coffee, late night diner dates and the unnecessary hair flip.