- Catastrophic flooding in Humphreys County, Tennessee has consequences.
- At least 8 people have died after the flood.
- Search and rescue operations continue to try and locate those who are missing.
Floods missing dead Humphreys. Strong rains and floods are present at this time of year, causing concern in citizens who each year have to suffer from these natural phenomena. In some counties in the United States, these disasters have killed hundreds of people.
On this occasion tragedy took place in Humphreys County, Tennessee where this Saturday residents suffered due to a strong flood that has brought with it several consequences. Apparently, the precautions of the people who lived through this disaster were not enough, according to WKRN.
Floods cause deaths and missing
Due to the great flood the authorities of the affected county say that several people have died and others are still missing after this natural phenomenon occurred. The concern of the residents has been present and the calls to the emergency number have not stopped.
Sheriff Chris Davis confirmed to the media that there are “multiple deaths” and “multiple missing” throughout the county. Authorities are making an effort to call a number to report someone missing, although the number is not working yet.
Floods Dead Missing Humphreys: Search Operations
After the heavy flood at least 8 people have died after this catastrophic amount of water that occurred in Humphreys County in Tennessee. Even Sheriff Davis also told the media that the county’s water system is down and search and rescue efforts are still active and will continue through Saturday night.
Residents are also asked not to travel to Waverly as flooding remains severe. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says they have two planes flying. Airplanes are set up to stay up all night in Waverly for as long as time lasts.
Floods dead missing Humphreys: They had already released the warning
Through his Twitter account, the meteorologist Davis Nolan had shared a part of tweets where he launched a flood alert for both Humphreys County and others: “Flood warning sudden for Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys County until 3:00 pm on Saturday, ”he wrote on his social network.
He then posted another ad again mentioning that these disasters will continue until early Sunday morning: “Flash Flood Watch for Stewart, Montgomery, Houston, Humphreys, Dickson, Cheatham, Perry, Hickman, Lewis, Williamson, Maury counties, Marshall, Bedford, Wayne, Lawrence and Giles until 12:00 am on Sunday, ”he added.
Floods Dead Missing Humphreys: Send Your Prayers
Even Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn spoke on her social network profile, where she regrets this terrible situation where there have been several dead people and also many disappeared who are still searching for the security elements.
Praying for those affected by the storm and horrible flooding in central Tennessee. @THEME has established shelters around Humphreys, Dickson and Hickman counties for survivors, and my office continues to monitor the situation, ”he tweeted.
Floods Dead Missing Humphreys: Shelters Open
Shelters have been opened in the aftermath of the floods at Waverly Church of Christ and First Baptist Church in Waverly and in the McEwen High School gymnasium. According to Sheriff Davis, an 8 p.m. curfew has been enacted for the county, according to News 4.
He also said that a flood reunification center has been established in the McEwen High School gymnasium. The center will be open until 10 pm on Saturday and will reopen at 7 am on Sunday. As of 7:30 p.m., the McEwen TVA rain gauge had reported 16.99 inches of rain on Saturday.
Missing after floods in North Carolina
Dozens of people are missing in North Carolina after a county suffered heavy flooding following torrential rains caused by Tropical Depression Fred, reported The New York Post. Tropical Depression Fred hit the mountainous region of North Carolina causing landslides and washing away bridges and flooding. houses and buildings.
In Haywood County, about 35 people were still missing Wednesday night, county officials said. They also indicated that search and rescue operations are being carried out by land, air and water. About 100 people have already been rescued during the floods in the state. On Wednesday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency due to the tropical depression, The Associated Press reported.
They declare a state of emergency
There were at least 70 water rescue efforts in Buncombe County, spokeswoman Lillian Govus said, and 911 call logs show 2,400 calls in 24 hours, more than double the usual volume.
Authorities also found at least 10 abandoned cars on flooded roads where people apparently sought safety and had to leave their cars behind, said Taylor Jones, the county’s director of emergency services. Filed Under: Floods Dead Missing Humphreys
No fatalities have been reported in North Carolina
The city of Candler suffered significant flooding, with impassable roads and two bridges washed away, preventing dozens of people from leaving their homes. No deaths or injuries were immediately reported. To the west in the Canton area, a rescue team from the eastern part of the state conducted water rescues of 15 adults, two children and several pets in the Canton area, said New Hanover County Fire Marshal Rudolph Shackelford, it’s a statement.
Photos released by the team showed rescue personnel in bright yellow vests placing rafts with outboard motors at the edge of patios that were submerged in muddy water up to the front doors of several houses. Filed Under: Floods Dead Missing Humphreys
“The water rose very fast”
Rescue teams also helped evacuate several apartment buildings threatened by the floods. Canton Mayor Zeb Smathers said the hours of Tuesday’s flood “created a huge disaster zone” in his city.
“What really took us by surprise was how fast the water came up, the tremendous amount and intensity of it,” Smathers said by phone. It is worth mentioning that these natural phenomena are quite common at this time of year which generates concern among citizens. Filed Under: Floods Dead Missing Humphreys
Thousands without electricity
Unconfirmed tornadoes unleashed by stormy weather already caused damage in locations in Georgia and North Carolina on Tuesday as Fred moved north into coastal areas that are generally hit hardest by tropical weather.
About 37,000 customers were without power Wednesday in North Carolina and West Virginia, according to utility tracker poweroutage.us. Constant downpours increased waterways and washed rocks and mud onto roads, several landslides temporarily closed several lanes on Interstate 40 and closed another road last Tuesday. Filed Under: Floods Dead Missing Humphreys
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