Sky5 footage reveals scope of Tennessee flooding

Posted at 2:44 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 20:32:56-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It was the sun that we so longed to see but a break in the rain shed light on what Mother Nature has left behind.

This is what the wettest February on record looked like from Sky5. Swollen, muddy, murky bodies of water invading fields, roads, and businesses. There simply was no place else for it all to go.

As the Duck River crested at 42 feet, it ended up in places it didn't belong. Riverside Drive in Columbia became true to its name. Businesses like the Rusty Duck were submerged in water.

In Hickman County there was a similar situation playing out. At least one car still remained submerged in water, evidence of the nearly half dozen water rescues crews carried out here over the last two days.

But it wasn't just the Duck River raging on Sunday. Not to be upstaged, the Harpeth too was cresting well above flood stage. In Franklin Highway 431 had to be shutdown. And along the river's banks in Kingston Springs it was hard to tell where the Harpeth ended and fields began.

Still though for all of the damage it illuminated today the sun was still there, shinning perhaps on a brighter week ahead.