Past "Journey with Grace" #NashvilleFlood--May 1-2, 2010--coverage featuring local professional photographers is here. And the post that reportedly started the "We Are Nashville" movement is here. Excerpt of hockey blogger Patten Fuqua's post "We Are Nashville":
"The Cumberland River crested at its highest level in over 80 years. Nashville had its highest rainfall totals since records began. People drowned. Billions of dollars in damage occurred. It is the single largest disaster to hit Middle Tennessee since the Civil War. And yet…no one knows about it.
"[...]A large part of the reason that we are being ignored [by the media] is because of who we are. Think about that for just a second. Did you hear about looting? Did you hear about crime sprees? No…you didn’t. You heard about people pulling their neighbors off of rooftops. You saw a group of people trying to move two horses to higher ground. No…we didn’t loot. Our biggest warning was, “Don’t play in the floodwater.” When you think about it…that speaks a lot for our city.
"[...] in a way, they [the days of and following the flood] changed everyone in this town. We now know that that it can happen to us…but also know that we can handle it.
"Because we are Nashville."