Flash flooding caused by heavy rain falling in a short amount of time.

Nashville’s mayor has declared a state of emergency after floods killed four people and police launched frantic rescue operations to get people out of their cars.

Officials said four bodies on Sunday were found in wake of the flood.

Nashville Greater Nashville Police Detective Chief John Drake said three of the bodies were found after Seven Mile Creek was deluged.

Drake said the body of a 65-year-old man was discovery at a golf course.

The bodies of a woman aged 46 and a man aged 64 were found in forest close to a homeless camp.

Police later identified him on Twitter as Douglas Hammond, who lived nearby and was swept out as he emerged from his car which was caught up in the flooding.

Fifteen people have been rescued and two transported to the hospital at City View Apartments in south Nashville, where waist-high water submerged the block block’s lower level.

Last March, tornadoes killed more than 20 people and destroyed more than 140 structures in Middle Tennessee.


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(/ˌtɛnəˈsiː/, officially the State of Tennessee, is a state in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest by area and the 16th most populous of the 50 states (wikipedia)


Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. On Earth, (wikipedia)

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. (wikipedia)

John Cooper (Tennessee politician)

John Entertainment Cooper is an American politician and businessman who is the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee. A Democrat, (wikipedia)