Instead of writing a post today, I’ll be catching up on the work I had planned for the weekend. As you may have seen on the news, this part of Tennessee experienced near-biblical levels of rainfall — up to 15 inches in downtown Nashville.
The thunderstorms began early Saturday morning and didn’t stop until Sunday evening. I haven’t seen so much rain since the 1998 El Nino storms in Los Angeles. I shut down all the computers as lightning struck the area over and over, and even when the computers were on, I was a bit too distracted to get any work done.
As if the rain weren’t enough, a few twisters touched down in the area. The tornado alarms sounded twice here in Franklin on Saturday. We cleared out a closet in the center of the house as our go-to place, just in case. By Sunday, people were forced to flee the rising waters in some parts of town.
These are photos of the flood in Franklin. Fortunately, our subdivision is on a hill so the waters didn’t reach us, although the playground at a nearby grade school was overrun by the Harpeth river.
As bad as it was in Franklin, some areas had it far worse. This last photo is from an area north of Nashville.
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