More Victims Feared as Tenn. Floodwaters Recede

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The death toll from the flooding in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky over the last several days continues to rise. At least 29 people have been confirmed dead.

Tennessee has been hit the hardest hit with 17 deaths, including 10 in Nashville.

An Eerie Silence

Life has come to a screeching halt due to the worst flood The Volunteer State has seen since 1979.

"I have never heard the city so quiet," Nashville resident Carly Horvat said. "Usually, you hear whooping and hollering from Broadway."

Fourteen inches of rain fell in 48 hours and the Cumberland River crested to 12 feet above flood stage, overwhelming parts of Nashville's downtown and damaging the Country Music Hall of Fame and LP Field, the home of the Tennessee Titans.

Damages have been estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars. Despite the material loss, most people are just thankful to be alive.

"I can't even tell you the gratitude I have for them because they did not have to do it," one Tennessee resident said. "They did not have to do it, they could have just said no."

Rescue crews have been hard at work getting people to dry ground.

More Feared Dead

No more rain is expected to fall, but the Cumberland River will crest above 50 feet after several dams in the area are opened.

Officials fear more victims may be found as flood waters recede.

"Those in houses that have been flooded and some of those more remote areas, do we suspect we will find more people? Probably so," Nashville Fire Chief Kim Lawson said. "We certainly hope that it's not a large number."

Churches Help Where They Can

Churches and disaster relief ministries are helping flood victims.

CBN's Operation Blessing has sent a truck to the region packed with 40,000 pounds of supplies, including pallets of food and drinking water.

Churches have exhausted food pantry's and are asking for more help.

To help with Operation Blessing's relief efforts in Nashville click here.

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