Heavy rain across Tennessee and Nashville, major flash flooding and people trapped

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Major flash flooding overnight in central Tennessee was leaving numerous people trapped by rising waters. On Saturday afternoon, a powerful storm in Lexington, Tennessee, caused significant damage. The fast-falling rain inundated several rivers, creeks and streams, forcing them to breach their banks.The Brentwood area of Nashville may have received 7 to 9 inches of rain. The Nashville airport recorded at least 7 inches of rain since Saturday. There were multiple water rescues ongoing across southern Nashville. Firefighters received multiple calls of “persons trapped” inside buildings, vehicles and at homeless camps by rising flood waters. There were multiple water rescues ongoing across southern Nashville.

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Firefighters received multiple calls of “persons trapped” inside buildings, vehicles and at homeless camps by rising flood waters. Eight homes were struck by lightning during the storms. The Brentwood Fire Department was going door-to-door Sunday to check on residentsHeavy rainfall was expected to continue in the region for several hours Sunday, with alerts in effect until 4:30 a.m. for Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood and Mount Juliet. “Roadways across the area are extremely dangerous, with many flooded roadways,” Mt. Juliet Police Capt. Tyler Chandler wrote on Twitter. “Major flash flooding is occurring with numerous roads, interstates and homes flooded with water rescues ongoing!” the National Weather Service wrote in a statement. Two were killed in the flood. Flash flood watches are in effect for parts of surrounding states with more rainfall expected.