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Flood victim found in field; Tenn. toll hits 18

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By Associated Press

TRENTON, Tenn. (AP) - Emergency authorities in Tennessee say the death toll from weekend flooding has risen with the discovery of a man's body in a field in the west of the state.

The Jackson Sun says the man was swept away Sunday while walking on a road.

Carol Fite of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency confirmed that another body was found. No one was available early Wednesday at the Gibson County Sheriff's Office to provide the victim's identity.

The state's flood death toll stands at 18. A tornado in western Tennessee also killed another person at the weekend.

The water is slowly receding in Nashville, where 9 of the deaths and most of the damage occurred.

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