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Ralph Crofford and his daughter Marcia Sloan sort through a flood damaged kitchen at a condominium in the Bellevue neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee on May 3.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Nashville's 1,000-year flood

Ralph Crofford and his daughter, Marcia Sloan, sort through a flood-damaged kitchen at a condominium in the Bellevue neighborhood of Nashville, Tenn., on May 3.

People of the Nashville metro area were hit by a 1,000-year flood after two straight days of torrential rain poured down on May 1-2. The nearby Harpeth River overflowed, killing 21 people and submerging countless homes and businesses under the water.