“The rainfall we got yesterday and overnight made this one of wettest 24-hour periods in Nashville's history.”
National Weather Service meteorologist Sam Shamburger on record flooding in Nashville.
mar 29, 2021
“… the second-highest two-day rainfall total in Nashville history, and the most for a single day in March.” –The Nashville Tennessean
- The water continues to rise even with the rainfall ceasing.
- Nashville’s mayor declared a local state of emergency.
- More than 100 people had to be rescued; several died.
- Why It Matters: The intensity of the rainfall and flooding in a concentrated area led to a dangerous mix for Tennesseans. Authorities reminded locals that 6 inches of water is enough to impact your balance, and about two feet of water can sweep away your car.