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At least 19 people were killed in thunderstorms and possible tornadoes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Downtown Nashville prepared for flooding Monday as the result of devastating weekend thunderstorms that have left at least 19 people dead. The Cumberland River was expected to crest more than 11 feet early Monday, putting portions of downtown in the same danger experienced by thousands of residents whose homes were swamped by flash floods over the weekend.

Authorities evacuated the downtown area and north Nashville, where a leaky levee threatened residents and businesses. About 1,500 guests of a downtown hotel complex spent the night in a high school to escape the flooding.

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen called the severe weather an "unprecedented rain event," but that failed to capture the magnitude of the devastation. More than 13 inches of rain fell in Nashville over two days, nearly doubling the previous record of 6.68 inches that fell in the wake of Hurricane Fredrick in 1979.

At least 11 were dead in Tennessee, six in Mississippi and two in Kentucky.

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency officials said there was likely an additional victim, but a body had not been recovered. Three people in Mississippi were killed when high winds believed to be tornados hit their homes and three others were killed in what authorities said were weather-related traffic accidents.

Kentucky Emergency Management officials said two deaths in Barren and Madison counties in central Kentucky were weather-related.

The weekend deaths came on the heels of a tornado in Arkansas that killed a woman and injured about two dozen people Friday. And just a week ago, 10 people were killed by a tornado from a separate storm in western Mississippi.

Five people died in Nashville, where on Sunday authorities found two people who drowned in a home and two others who died when their vehicle overturned in flood waters.

worried about climate change yet?


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:picknose:

Most of them are too ignorant to think it's climate change.

Those people will most likely chalk it up to "god's divine plan".


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