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Historic flooding recorded
Historic Flooding Pic
This weeks Smithville Review photojournalism best photo award went to Elliott Cook who caught a birds eye view of flooded homes in DeKalb County. Cook won a subscription to the Smithville Review and a chance for photo of the year. For information on how to enter, see the story on page 3A. - photo by Elliott Cook photo
The flooding event during the overnight and early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 7, was perhaps the most significant flooding event in western DeKalb County in over 75 years. The setup that caused such heavy rainfall is a process known as “training,” which occurs when thunderstorm bands orient themselves east to west and move directly over the same area for several hours. is happened on May 1, 2010 in the Nashville area, kicking off that historic flooding event. This rain event came through overnight, dumping up to six or seven inches of rain along a swath of land from Dickson to White County, with flooding issues being noted along the Harpeth River, in Williamson, Davidson, and Rutherford counties, and throughout DeKalb and parts of Cannon and Wilson counties.