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May 1, 2 Mark 6 Years Since Historic Flood

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Posted at 8:34 PM, May 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-01 22:19:47-04

The beginning of May marked the sixth anniversary of historic flooding in Nashville and the surrounding area.

According to the National Weather Service, in 36 hours on May 1 and 2, 2010 almost 14 inches of rain fell in Middle Tennessee.

PHOTOS: May 1, 2 Mark 6 Years Since Historic Flood

Photos and video from the flood showed the devastation, including images of dozens of cars stranded on Interstate 24 as water started to take over the street.

In Tennessee and Kentucky, 26 people died from the flooding, including 11 in the Nashville area.

Nearly 11,000 properties were damaged or destroyed in the flood.

The flood caused more than $2 billion in private property damage.

The 2010 flood was a 1,000 year epic event, which according to the National Weather Service has a 0.1 percent likelihood of occurring.