4 Dead, More Than 100 Rescued After Heavy Rainfall Floods Tennessee
The fatalities as of Sunday afternoon include a man and a woman who were found dead near a homeless camp. Flooding from a nearby creek is said to have affected the area, Metro Nashville police said.
‘Worst flooding event’ since 2010: Torrential rains leave deadly wake, large cleanup effort
Torrential rains slammed into the Nashville region overnight, pushing creeks and rivers past their banks and leaving at least four people dead Sunday morning, authorities said.
The storm that hit Tennessee brought the second-highest two-day rainfall total in Nashville history, and the most for a single day in March. More than 100 people needed to be rescued from flooded cars, apartments and homes, authorities said.
Torrential rains across Tennessee flooded homes and at least one church and left roads impassable, prompting dozens of people to be rescued in the Nashville area. Authorities said four bodies were found Sunday in the flood’s aftermath.
Nashville received more than 7 inches of rain, the second-highest two-day rainfall total ever recorded, Mayor John Cooper said at a news conference Sunday.