NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Nashville residents returning to their flooded homes have been stunned and heartbroken by the devastation.
Amanda Fatheree had about an hour to flee Sunday with her husband, mother and three children. Just a day later, she found furniture soaked and caked with mud. Her children's toys, clothes, books and games were destroyed, along with two vehicles.
In some neighborhoods, residents still waited to find out what had become of their homes. Floodwaters made roads impassable in the Opryland area and water covered a homeless encampment known as tent city.
Flash flooding and storms killed at least 29 people in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky over the weekend.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says the damage could easily top $1 billion.