One year since deadly and destructive flash flooding, dozens of Nashvillians are among those still recovering. The anniversary has drawn attention to their ongoing needs and an event on Saturday included a remembrance for the six deaths that occurred across three counties on March 27, 2021.
The federal government has officially declared the flash floods on March 27 and March 28 to have been a major disaster. That means federal money will be available to pay for response efforts and infrastructure repair in 23 Tennessee counties.
With the community’s help, a family-owned Kurdish market in South Nashville that was damaged by flooding hopes to salvage part of the store’s most profitable season.
In Nashville, the damage looks likely to meet the threshold to get help from FEMA. At this point, it’s unclear how that will help renters, many of whom are likely not to have been covered by insurance.
The city of Nashville is trying to determine the source of a downright mess in Mill Creek. Plastic bags, cutlery, cups and take-out containers are littering the greenway of Whitsett Park.
“It’s just more than a convenience store,” says a close friend of the owners. “It’s been kind of like a second home for a lot of people.”