Nashville Area Flooding on August 8, 2013

On the early morning of Thursday, August 8th, torrential rainfall of 6 to 8 inches fell during a 5 to 6 hour period in the Nashville Metro area. Significant flash flooding occurred, with the worst flooding reported in the Bordeaux, Madison, and Mount Juliet areas. Media reports indicate over 100 homes and businesses were flooded and dozens of water rescues were conducted to save people from flooded buildings and vehicles. Major flooding also resulted in some area creeks cresting at their second highest levels ever recorded, just a few feet below the record levels reached in the May 2010 flood.  Flooding also affected other areas of Middle Tennessee along the I-40 corridor from Dickson County to Putnam County, with several road closures reported.

Rainfall Totals for 8/7 to 8/9

 

Whites Creek at Bordeaux (gauge located at Buena Vista Pike at Hamilton Road):

Whites Creek at Bordeaux

 

Dry Creek at Edenwold (gauge located at Gallatin Pike at Edgemeade Boulevard):

Dry Creek at Edenwold


Pictures of the flooding are shown below:



at a home on Pierce Drive, Madison (Davidson County) [Photo Credit:
Roger Searcy]



At same location as last photo (Pierce Drive, Madison) [Photo Credit:
Roger Searcy]



At same location as last photo (Pierce Dr., Madison) [Photo Credit: Roger Searcy]




Unoccupied house washed away,  Madison (Davidson County) [Photo Credit: Scott Harris]



Roof of unoccupied house (whose foundation was shown in previous picture), resting
in creek bed, Madison (Davidson County) [Photo Credit: Scott Harris]



Foundation and debris from another building washed away in Madison (Davidson County)
[Photo Credit: Scott Harris]



Neelys Bend, Madison (Davidson County)    [Photo Credit: Missy Carlton]



Road Closed at Neelys Bend, Madison (Davidson County)   [Photo Credit: Missy Carlton]




North Mt. Juliet Road & Old Lebanon Dirt Rd (Wilson County)


Mount Juliet (Wilson County).


Old Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet (Wilson County)



Bordeaux, near Whites Creek (northern Davidson County)


Brick Church Pike (Davidson County)  [from Channel 5 News]


Briley Parkway & I-24 (Davidson County)


Briley Parkway & I-24 (Davidson County)


Briley Parkway & I-24 (Davidson County)


Briley Parkway & I-24 (Davidson County)


Curd Road, near Mount Juliet High School (Wilson County)


Dry Creek, at Janette Court (Davidson County)


Moorewood Dr. & Brick Churck Pike, just off Briley Parkway (Davidson County)


School bus on Gallatin Road, near Webster St. and Dry Creek, Madison (Davidson County)


Gallatin Road, near Webster St. and Dry Creek, Madison (Davidson County) [same as
previous picture]


Music Valley, near Opry Mills (along Briley Parkway)

 
Pennington Bend, Northeast Nashville (Davidson County)

If you have any additional pictures of flooding in Middle
Tennessee from the morning of August 8 please send them to:


sr-ohx.webmaster@noaa.gov





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