NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The cresting of the swollen Cumberland River is of little comfort amid fears that receding floodwaters will reveal more victims of deadly storms that swamped much of middle Tennessee.
The death toll from the weekend storms is at 28 across three states. And hope is slim that number will stand Tuesday as the recovery from record rains begins in earnest.
Residents and authorities know they'll find widespread property damage in inundated areas. But they dread even more devastating discoveries.
Nashville Fire Chief Kim Lawson says her crews suspect they'll find more people as the floodwaters retreat.
By Monday night, the rapidly rising waters were blamed in the deaths of 17 people in Tennessee alone, including 10 in Nashville.