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.
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.