Floodwater from the Cumberland River creeps into downtown Nashville, Tenn., Monday, May 3, 2010. Heavy weekend rain caused the Cumberland River, which winds through Nashville, to overflow its banks flooding part of downtown and other areas around the city. (AP Photo / Jeff Roberson)

The Herald-Dispatch
May 04, 2010 @ 11:47 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rescuers feared even more bodies would emerge as muddy flood waters ebb from torrential weekend rains that swamped Nashville, much of Tennessee and two neighboring states, leaving at least 29 dead.

The Cumberland River that has submerged parts of Nashville's historic downtown was expected to start receding Tuesday after being swollen by flash floods in creeks that feed into it.

Gallery: Flooding in Nashville

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