Tennessee flood toll rising

The Tennessean reports that St. George's Episcopal Church was damaged and some parishioners may have died in the flooding around Nashville:


Belle Meade landmark ST. GEORGE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 104 Belle Meade Blvd., was flooded throughout the ground floor, including the sanctuary, chapel and offices. Water ran through parts of the church on Monday morning — up to 18 inches in the kindergarten. Workers began on Monday to move furniture and materials to higher ground. Belle Meade Police Department set up a command center on the second floor of the church since city hall, next door to the church, was also flooded, said Belle Meade City Manager Beth Reardon.

Also from The Tennessean, reports of the death toll including:
Some of the local victims have yet to be identified officially — a man's body recovered from the River Plantation subdivision, an elderly woman in Indian hills and a couple whose bodies were recovered from a creek behind the Belle Meade Kroger. Members of nearby St. George Episcopal Church fear they are a beloved pair of parishioners, fixtures in the church, who were trying to make their way to Sunday services when their car was swept away in a flooded intersection.

Prayers for the losses in Tennessee and all who suffer.

Comments (1)

Thank you for publicizing this. That Kroger is about a 1/4 mile from my house. We didn't suffer any damage, but our close friends did. I'm a student at Vanderbilt Divinity School, and my history professor, James Byrd, lost his house to flooding and then fire. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.
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