Signs to mark 2010 flood levels, art series honors city's spirit
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Nashville neighborhoods will soon have a permanent reminder of the power of the May 2010 floods.
A new park now sits in the Delray neighborhood where scores of homes sustained damage or were destroyed, and a sign in the park now marks the high-water point from the flood, encouraging others to be prepared for the possibility of another disaster.
Mayor Karl Dean spoke at the sign's unveiling Thursday, which is part of the "Know Your Line: Be Flood Aware" program.
"I'm proud that Nashville has been chosen to pilot this initiative. These signs will be a message to all citizens to be aware, but as you look around and see the beauty of this park, they also commemorate how we built back our city stronger than ever," Dean said.
Similar markers will also be installed over the next month at the Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Harpeth River Greenway, Hands On Nashville Urban Farm at Wimpole Drive, Richland Creek Greenway, Edmondson Pike Library, Stones River Greenway and Whites Creek Greenway to show how high the floodwaters reached at those locations in 2010.
Public art project commemorates historic flood
The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission is set to unveil six public art pieces that reflect the spirit of the community to help one another and rebuild from the May 2010 flood in a series titled Watermark.