The city of Nashville saw rain like never before for two days straight. On May 1-2, 2010 Tennessee and parts of Kentucky were hit with 13.57 inches of rain at once. The effects paralyzed the city, caused $2 billion in private property damage, $120 million in public infrastructure damage, 10,000 people were displaced from their homes and 26 victims were killed. More than 300 businesses and jobs never came back after the flood waters subsided.
One of the most iconic sights was a portable classroom floating down Interstate 24 near Bell Road in Nashville.
The video below was captured a day after the rain stopped around lower Broadway and parts of downtown.
Kenny Chesney showed just how bad the flooding was from his home.
Brad Paisley spoke with Anderson Cooper when he came to Nashville to survey the damage and discuss recovery efforts.
Garth Brooks played nine-sold out relief shows in December 2010 which raised over $4.8 million for flood relief.