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Fatality Reported in Nashville Floods


NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro Police are reporting at least one fatality due to Saturday's flood.

Mayor Karl Dean, Police Chief Ronal Serpas, and Fire Chief Charles Shannon held a press conference to encourage people to stay at home.

"Unfortunately there was one loss of life today," explained Fire Chief Charles Shannon. "They have been recovered."

 The fatality was a drowning at 1-24 and Bell Road.

"Today, we've closed down over 20 roads. I-24 has been closed. Portions of Briley Parkway have been closed. And we know that there are many other roads out there that have been flooded. I believe we've already had over 50 rescues today, and there will be many more," Mayor Karl Dean said Saturday. "It's only going to get worse," he explained as he urged people to stay home.

The rain was still falling throughout the region Saturday night. Weather reports stated that this was the second highest rain fall ever recorded in Nashville.

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