Posted: Aug 18, 2010 2:32 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Aug 18, 2010 2:33 PM
Heavy rainfall has soaked some of the same parts of Middle Tennessee that were inundated with severe flooding in May, and forecasters warn that more rain is expected.
A train washed off its tracks and rescuers plucked people from the roof of a flooded car as continued downpours were predicted to feed the floods through Wednesday evening.
National Weather Service hydrologist James LaRosa said tropical moisture behind a stalled low pressure front is creating waves of moderate to heavy rainfall, similar to the two days of heavy rains that caused massive flooding in the Nashville area on May 1.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt said some areas have gotten 3-7 inches already and could get another 3-7 inches through Thursday.