Sunday, May 2, 2010

After record flooding, Tennessee to get more rain

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(CNN) -- Tennessee can expect two to three more inches of rain Sunday, a day after a heavy downpour triggered severe flooding and killed at least five people.

Two people were killed Saturday when their SUV was caught in flood waters in Dover, about 80 miles northwest of Nashville, an emergency management official said.

One more person was reported dead in Davidson County, a spokeswoman for the Nashville mayor's office said.

The other two deaths were in Williamson County and Carroll County, said Jeremy Heidt, spokesman for Tennessee Emergency Management.

"This is one of the most severe rain events Nashville has ever experienced," Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said in a statement.

Video: Nashville resident captures 'practically a class two rapids' on her neighborhood streets

Dean said more than 50 water rescues had been conducted Saturday, and more were under way.

"I urge all Nashville residents to stay home and stay off the roads," Dean said.

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