May 2, 2010

Weekend storms kill 7 in Tenn., 4 in Miss.

Nashville, TN
Memphis, TN
Little Rock Rd, Charlotte, NC
USA
by
Erik Schelzig
,
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Cumberland River Flood 2010. Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, Flickr
Cumberland River Flood 2010. Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, Flickr

Seven people were killed in Tennessee and four in northern Mississippi by a line of storms that brought heavy flooding and tornados to the region over the weekend...In Nashville, emergency responders had rescued 50 people from flooding, Mayor Karl Dean said. Police Chief Ronal Serpas said two police officers had to be rescued from a tree. The National Weather Service said up to 12 inches of rain had fallen along areas of Interstate 40 since midnight and up to 6 more inches was expected through Sunday. In Arkansas, Gov. Mike Beebe declared a state of emergency after visiting a community south of Little Rock hit hard by Friday's storms.