A power failure kept most downtown businesses without electricity.
The Gaylord Opryland Hotel remained closed and damages are expected to run into millions of dollars.
There's little residents and business owners can do but wait for the cumberland river to recede.
And Nashville's mayor says it's time to shift gears to recovery.
We are looking at a long recovery period at the same time, I want to reassure everyone that Nashville will fully recover and continue to be the great city that it is."
Karl Dean says the city is coping with the flooding as well as can be expected and adds the city is looking at months of clean-up and repair work.