4 dead, 130 rescued in Nashville as more storms slam battered South

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At least four people were killed, and swift-water rescue crews plucked more than 130 people from cars, apartments and homes as devastating storms hammered the South.

An overnight deluge pounded parts of Tennessee with 9 inches of rain. Nashville International Airport recorded 7 inches as of 5 a.m. Sunday. The 5.75 inches of rain Saturday were the most to fall in the city on a March day.

“The rainfall we got yesterday and overnight made this one of the wettest 24-hour periods in Nashville’s history,” National Weather Service meteorologist Sam Shamburger said.

North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana were among the likely targets of the storms, which could roll as far north as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, forecasters said. Gusting winds and tornadoes, hail and flooding were possible, AccuWeather said.

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Source: USA Today