WKRN Armondo Moralez / Facebook
Over the weekend, multiple rounds of storms rolled through the South, causing deadly tornados, golf ball size hail, and mass flooding.
The Nashville-area saw about 7 inches of rain over the weekend, which caused flooding in the city and surrounding areas. According to NBC News, water rescue teams and the fire department rescued about 130 people who had become trapped in their cars and homes. Unfortunately, four people have been confirmed dead due to the floodwaters.
Early this morning, heavy rainfall caused a flash flood in Nashville, Tennessee. Cars were half-submerged, and some lost their homes due to this disaster. https://t.co/nxJAryCY6j pic.twitter.com/kDf5vysfmO
— AccuWeather (@accuweather) March 28, 2021
On Monday, WKRN News 2 shared drone footage captured by network journalist Armondo Moralez. The journalist gave followers a bird’s eye view of Franklin, TN, just outside of Music City. In the footage, murky brown water covers roadways, parking lots, and surrounds businesses. Several cars are also seen partly submerged in the water as the drone continues to move down the street.
“The rainfall we got yesterday and overnight made this one of wettest 24-hour periods in Nashville’s history,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Sam Shamburger in a statement obtained by the Tennessean. “It’s the worst flooding event we’ve seen since the May 2010 flood. But the main difference is this event affected a much smaller area than the 2010 flood.”
See the video below.
For more on the Nashville flood, check out the following video.