Cleanup Underway in Nashville After Weekend Floods Kill Four
Nashville, TN (WDEF) – Nashville is recovering after weekend floods killed four people. Nearly six inches of rain fell on the city Saturday and Nashville fire crews rescued at least 130 people from vehicles, apartments and houses.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper declared a local state of emergency to receive state and federal funds to assist with the recovery efforts.
Metropolitan Nashville Police say the body of a man whose car was submerged in a creek was recovered Sunday. Another man’s body was found on a golf course, while two bodies were found near a homeless camp.
The rain total of 5.75 inches Saturday was the highest ever recorded in March for the city. It is the second-highest two-day rainfall total in Nashville history with 7.01 inches of rain at the Nashville airport from Saturday to Sunday according to the National Weather Service.