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Three Year Anniversary Of Historic Mid-State Flood

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by Nick Beres

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Three years after the historic Nashville flood most neighborhoods are back to normal, but few people will ever forget what happened.

"It seems like only yesterday," said Josh Snell, who lives in the once-hard-hit Pennington Bend neighborhood.

Three years ago the roads there were raging rivers. Metro Police had no choice but to send in the SWAT team in zodiac boats to rescue stranded homeowners.

In total, the flood caused more than $2-billion in damage to Nashville-- destroying Opry Mills and the Opryland Hotel, along with the Country Music Hall of Fame and much more.  Eleven people lost their lives.

As part of the effort to never forget Mayor Karl Dean unveiled the city's first High Water Mark sign at England Park.

"We will be posting signs that designate just how high the water got to remind just what our waterways can do in the worst circumstances," said Mayor Dean.

More than a dozen similar signs will be placed at locations across the city.


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