Nashville officials watching weather after floods

Nashville officials watching weather after floods

NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says emergency officials are closely monitoring the weather following unexpected flash flooding.

Rescue workers received 211 calls for help early Thursday including many from people stranded in their vehicles and homes by rising water.

The flooding was isolated to parts of northern Davidson County, where more than 7 inches of rain fell in a three-hour period. Most of the county received 1 to 2 inches of rain.

Speaking at a news conference, Dean said it was too early to put a dollar figure on the damage to homes and businesses.

More rain is expected overnight although officials do not expect more flooding. However, the Emergency Operations Center remains open.

The Red Cross has set up two shelters for those displaced by the flooding.

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