4 killed by Nashville flood, 130 rescued

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 29th, 2021 8:48 am
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Last Updated Mar 30th, 2021 at 1:43 pm

At least four were killed by flooding in Nashville, Tennessee, caused by record rains over the weekend. Local officials have rescued at least 130 people from homes, apartments, and vehicles.

The National Weather Service issued an overnight flash flood warning for Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, and Mt. Juliet. It said that Saturday was the wettest day in Nashville history, with 5.75 inches of rain falling.

Local authorities said Sunday that a deceased man was recovered from a car that had been submerged in a creek. The Nashville Police Department identified him as Garry Cole, 70. A second victim, identified by Nashville police as Douglas Hammond, 65, was found dead on a golf course, which police say could have been the result of being swept away by high water in an attempt to escape a vehicle that had veered off the road.

A man and a woman were also found dead in a homeless camp.

Mudslides caused by the floods are trapping people in their homes, according to the Nashville Fire Department.

Of the 130 people who have been rescued, 15 were rescued from an apartment building that had flooded to waist-deep. Two people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


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