Local Red Cross volunteers leave for Tennessee

People walk to waiting cars after they were brought across flood waters by boat from the Somerset Farms subdivision on Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. Flooding cut off access to Somerset Farms and residents were evacuated. Severe storms dumped heavy rain on Tennessee for the second straight day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

May 3, 2010 6:49:01 AM PDT
A team of Red Cross volunteers left Rocky Mount for Tennessee Monday morning.

They are headed to Nashville to provide meals and resources to thousands of people who have been displaced by the worst flooding Tennessee has seen in years.

Another team will leave from Raleigh later today.

At least 15 people have died in storms that ripped across Tennessee and Mississippi over the last few days. Hundreds of people in Nashville are headed to higher ground as the Cumberland River reaches it's highest level in 40 years.

The river is expected to crest today at 10 feet above flood state. That could lead to flooding near downtown Asheville.

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