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NASHVILLE (WRCB/AP) - Channel 3 Eyewitness News has had a crew in Nashville covering the flood and the role Chattanooga Red Cross volunteers are playing in the recovery effort.
Eyewitness News Reporter Antwan Harris talked with local volunteers who answered the call to help. Watch his coverage in the video gallery on this page.
Meanwhile, rescuers fear even more bodies will 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 is expected to start receeding today after being swollen by flash floods in creeks that feed into it.
Residents and authorities know they'll find widespread property damage in inundated areas, but dread even more devastating discoveries.
Thousands of people fled rising water and hundreds were rescued, but bodies were recovered yesterday from homes, a yard and even a wooded area outside a Nashville supermarket. Rising waters are blamed in the deaths of 18 people in Tennessee. Another person was killed by a tornado in western Tennessee.
The weekend storms also killed six people in Mississippi and four in Kentucky.