Nashville Region Flooding, March 2021

Authorities in Nashville, Tennessee have confirmed four people were killed and 130+ rescued after near-record levels of rainfall caused significant flooding across the region. The Nashville Office of Emergency Management said in a Sunday morning update that emergency responders were continuing to make rescues in the aftermath of the storm, which drenched the area in a total of 7 inches of rain. Residents throughout Middle Tennessee have taken to social media to share video and photos of flooding across the Nashville region.

Flooding in Franklin, Tennessee

Dog on flooded street in Nashville, Tennessee
Flooding near Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Bridge flooding in Franklin, Tennessee, March 2021
Bridge and road flooding in Williamson County, Tennessee
Submerged car in flooded Franklin, Tennessee
Car submerged in Franklin, Tennessee flooding, March, 2021.
Flooded river banks near Franklin, Tennessee
Truck driving on flooded road in Nashville, Tennessee
Flooded Nashville, Tennessee street, March 28, 2021.
Road damage from flooding in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Flooded cars in Nashville, Tennessee, March 2021
Flooded business building in Franklin, Tennessee
Flooded business in Franklin, Tennessee, March 2021
Flooded river banks near Franklin, Tennessee, Williamson County, March 2021.

How to Help?

Hands On Nashville jumped into action Sunday before floodwaters had barely receded, handing out snacks and water to survivors in Bellevue and Antioch. Click here to learn how to volunteer for Hands On Nashville.

Hands On Nashville, along with the Nashville Office of Emergency Management (OEM), is seeking reliable volunteers to help with relief and recovery efforts.

Volunteer Leader tasks may include (but may not be limited to):  

  • Helping set up and organize work stations, registration tables, tools, supplies, etc.
  • Providing volunteer leadership and supervision at projects
  • Assisting with volunteer registration, check-in, and data collection  
  • Ensuring volunteers are safe and projects get done  
  • Reporting back to HON with needs, updates, issues, etc.

Community Resource Center Nashville (CRC) is also collecting items to help with flood recovery. Specifically, CRC needs flashlights, batteries, rakes, tarps, tents, shovels, sleeping bags, small snack foods (individually wrapped) and sports drinks.

CRC can only accept new items, which can be dropped off in bins in front of its South Nashville location at 218 Omohundro Place. Click here to visit CRC’s Amazon wish list.

To request assistance via the CRC, call the crisis helpline at 615-244-7444 or click here.

Davidson County: Anyone who needs assistance with basic needs, including food, shelter, debris removal or other Metro services, contact hubNashville or call 311 within Davidson County.

Williamson County: If you have flooding damage to report, please fill out our damage survey:  https://survey123.arcgis.com/.../3b1684f8beaa4015a2647741... This information collected helps the County assess damage, determine potential eligibility for disaster aid, and for NWS as they assess the damage.

A Crisis Cleanup service is in place for Tennesseans who need help with cleaning up following the storms and flooding. Individuals needing assistance can call the hotline at 833-904-1085.

A county-wide list of road closures and other incident information can be found here: http://www.williamsonready.org/261/Storm-Impacts

WCEMA is asking residents to complete an online damage survey if they have any property damage to report. The information collected helps the County assess damage, determine potential eligibility for disaster aid, and for the National Weather Service as they assess the damage. Residents can report damage through the established online damage survey: https://survey123.arcgis.com/.../3b1684f8beaa4015a2647741...

There will be a lot of healing and clean-up work continuing the next several weeks. Reach out to those that may be in need. Share assistance and resource lists and please forward us additional assistance resources we can share.

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Cory Calendine, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and founding partner of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee at Williamson County Hospital in Franklin, TN. Dr. Calendine is an expert in Joint Replacement, specializing in Hip and Knee Surgery. From diagnosis through treatment, the Orthopaedic Surgical experts at the Bone and Joint Institute use the latest techniques and technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. For more information, please contact our office or schedule your appointment today.  
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