Following the deadly impact of the Nashville Flood of 2010, many of us have had the privilege to get out and work alongside our figurative neighbors, helping them extract the ruined “stuff” from their homes and get on some sort of path to normalcy. As you drive through the neighborhoods hit by the flood waters, you see enormous trash piles in front of the homes: furniture, drywall, cabinets, carpet, family treasures.
Two weeks in, the damage is still being assessed. Two weeks in, the ramifications are still being felt. Two weeks in, it’s far from over.
Yesterday I happened upon one of the city’s central collection points for said stuff. It absolutely broke my heart. The following pictures are from the west side of Nashville.
The following are good reads about the effects on Nashville’s music community:
Tennessean – Musicians Hall of Fame future uncertain, instruments damaged in flood – By Peter Cooper
LA Times – Priceless musical instruments are silent victims of Nashville flooding – By Randy Lewis
Entertainment Weekly – Grand Ole Opry assesses damage after Nashville flood – By Whitney Pastorek