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Bellevue Residents Remember Flood On 3 Year Anniversary

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by Emily Luxen

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On the three year anniversary of the historic flood in Nashville, people across the city are looking back, and looking ahead.

The River Plantation subdivision in Bellevue was one of the hardest hit areas in middle Tennessee. 

Residents said it is hard to believe it has been three years since their homes were filled with water, and belongings washed away.

"It truly looked like a war zone," said resident Helen McDaniel. "Everything was flooded.  I had six feet of water in my house."

McDaniel remembered watching as neighbors were rescued from their homes. The flood killed 11 people in the mid-state, and about twice that number state-wide.  Property damage in Nashville exceeded $2 billion.

McDaniel also remembered the countless volunteers that filled her neighborhood to help with cleanup.

"They just appeared out of nowhere," said McDaniel. "They moved furniture, carpet, and everything.  The response was wonderful."

Neighbors credit the relief effort with helping the neighborhood rebuild.  Now, homes are repaired, streets are clean and there is no sign of past damage.

Many of the residents in the River Plantation area moved back after the flood.  They said the neighborhood is still strong, and it's a great place to live.

"I love it here," said McDaniel. "I don't think it will ever flood that bad again.  I hope not."


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