Not by Fire but by Ice


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Historic flooding in Tennessee 

Just two days into the month, this is already the wettest May
in Nashville's recorded history

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May 10 - (Excerpts) - More than 7 inches of rain fell on Nashville on Saturday, and 13.46 inches had fallen by 6 p.m. Sunday, a new two-day record. Just two days into the month, this is already the wettest May in Nashville's recorded history and sixth wettest month in city history.

Six-hundred people had to be rescued from floodwaters this weekend in Nashville, with at least 12 deaths.

“We ended up having to go upstairs, probably got about 5 feet of water, 4 feet of water in the house,” said a man who was rescued Sunday afternoon by boat from his Bellevue home.

Segments of I-40 were closed between Nashville and Memphis.

The National Weather Service said up to 12 inches of rain had fallen along areas of I-40 since midnight and up to 6 more inches were expected through Sunday.

About 70 cars on I-24 were submerged by the floodwaters, forcing closure at Bell Road Saturday night. A portable school room from nearby Lighthouse Christian school floated down I-24 and was destroyed.

I-65 was closed was for a period of time just before Moores Lane in Franklin.

Several people had to be rescued or evacuated from homes in just about every county in middle Tennessee on Saturday.

Nashville's Frederick Douglass Head Start Center was submerged in water up to its roof.

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