The city of Nashville has declared a state of emergency after flash floods killed at least four people. Nashville Mayor John Cooper signed an executive order declaring the state of emergency Sunday. He also said that Davidson County would need state and federal assistance after the severe weather.

Previous reports of people clinging to trees and hiding in their attics to shield themselves from the rising level of water were given by the National Weather Service in Nashville. 

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Up to 130 people have been rescued from their homes and vehicles by the water rescue teams of the Nashville Fire Department according to the Nashville Office of Emergency Management. 

Mayor Cooper also gave his condolences in another post on Twitter for the people who lost their lives in the floods. 

Nashville NWS said on Sunday that more than 5 inches of rain fell from Saturday 10 pm to 5 am Sunday local time. The airport saw 7 inches of rainwater falling since Saturday.