USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Tennessee and Alabama

Storms brought record rainfall to parts of Tennessee and Alabama from 29 December, causing flash flooding in which 2 people died.

In Tennessee, several roads were closed in Williamson County, where the Emergency Management Agency reported 2 water rescues. One person was rescued from a flooded home in Maury County. One person died after being swept away by flood waters in Gallatin, Sumner County, on 30 December, 2019.

National Weather Service Nashville said via Social Media on 30 December:

“As of 9:21 p.m., Nashville has measured 2.53″ of rain today. This sets a new rainfall record for December 29 and also raises our yearly rainfall total to 64.27″. So 2019 is now the 3rd wettest year on record. Only 1979 (70.12″) and 1880 (67.32″) saw more rainfall.”

Meanwhile in Alabama, one person died after a vehicle was submerged in flood waters in Anderson in Lauderdale County on 29 December. Two other vehicles were recovered, and those drivers were uninjured.

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