A chapter of the American Red Cross based out of Rocky Mount will be heading to Tennessee to help with the storm recovery. The team of volunteers left early Monday morning and may stay up to 3 weeks to provide aid and comfort to the flood victims.
This comes as authorities say they have found the bodies of four more people killed by floods in Nashville, Tennessee.
The death toll in the city had climbed to five Sunday night. At least 11 people have been killed in Tennessee and four in Mississippi after a series of powerful, record-setting thunderstorms brought tornadoes, record rains and flooding over the weekend.
City of Nashville spokeswoman Gwen Hopkins says two victims were found Sunday in a flooded house and two were found in an overturned vehicle that was submerged by rising water.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency officials say there is likely a 12th victim, but a body has not been recovered.
The death toll from storms in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee since April 24 has risen to at least 26 with several people missing.