Flooding has forced the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance to keep its offices in downtown Nashville, Tenn., closed.

Torrential rains have causing the Cumberland River over its banks, killing at least 29 people in three states and forcing many from their homes. The flooding also has inundated Nashville’s Grand Old Opry House.

The Tennessee department is continuing to post bulletins on its website that advice state residents how to file flood insurance claims.

Flooding force the North Dakota Insurance Department to close in March 2009, and flooding affected many insurers with office in Iowa in June 2008.