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Nashville Flood of August 2013

On Aug. 8, 2013, the northern part of Davidson County experienced historic rainfall of 7.8 inches causing isolated flash flooding. More rain fell in a 12-hour period in the Gibson Creek watershed, which covers Madison and Bordeaux, than it did during the May 2010 floods. This event also set a new record for the most rainfall in a single hour since weather records have been kept for Nashville.

Flood Recovery

If you were impacted by the August 2013 flood in Nashville, it was recommended that you do the following things:

  • Clean up the flooded areas as soon as possible to prevent mold growth. Cleaning supplies are available by calling 615-567-3232.
  • To protect you and your property value, get a permit from Metro Codes before rebuilding.
    • Building permit contact numbers for residential property owners: 615-862-6621 or 615-862-6606
    • Building permit contact numbers for commercial property owners: 615-862-6519 or 615-862-6039
  • Save receipts from any expenses related to recovery and rebuilding (in case federal reimbursements become available).

Individual Assistance for Immediate Needs

Federal disaster assistance was not immediately available; however work was underway to request assistance from FEMA.

Local area nonprofits provided assistance for immediate needs, such as food, clothing and cleaning supplies. A hotline was established to direct flood victims to the necessary resources.