At least four people died and more than 130 were rescued after heavy rains swamped a swath of Tennessee and caused flash flooding over the weekend, authorities said.
The National Weather Service in Nashville said a powerful storm dumped over 7 inches of rain on the region on Saturday and Sunday, causing creeks and streams to overflow. The floodwaters swept cars off streets and inundated homes and businesses.
One flooding victim, a 65-year-old man, was swept away by high water after getting out of a car that ran off the road near a golf course, the Metro Nashville Police Department said.
Two additional victims, described as a man and a woman, were found dead near a homeless camp, Nashville police said. A fourth fatality was described by Nashville police only as a 70-year-old man.
The Nashville fire department said it rescued at least 130 people from automobiles, apartments and houses.
Source: WSJ – US News