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Rescue efforts continue in Nashville

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/04/20, 10:09 am

Tennessee authorities revised the death toll from Tuesday’s tornadoes to 24 as rescuers continued to search devastated neighborhoods for bodies. The storms struck early in the morning, destroying 140 buildings and burying people in rubble—many before they could get out of bed. One twister mowed through a 10-mile stretch of Nashville. Dozens of people were still missing on Wednesday.

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Storm levels parts of Nashville

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/03/20, 11:46 am

At least 25 people died when tornadoes ripped across Middle Tennessee early Tuesday. One of the twisters tore off roofs, toppled trees, and demolished homes in downtown Nashville.

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Historic floods soak Mississippi

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/17/20, 10:05 am

Despite two days of sunshine, the Pearl River was still spilling over into neighborhoods in Mississippi’s capital city on Sunday. Heavy rains forced authorities at the Barnett Reservoir northeast of Jackson to open the spillway late Saturday, triggering floods downstream. Law enforcement officers have been going door to door telling people in affected areas to leave. “We do not anticipate this situation to end anytime soon,” Gov. Tate Reeves said. “It will be days before we are out of the woods and the waters start to recede.”

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