- Heavy flooding in Tennessee has left several victims.
- At least 22 people died and dozens of citizens are still missing.
- Floods in rural areas destroyed roads, cell phone towers and telephone lines.
The strong floods that occurred this weekend in the state of Tennessee, have left at least 22 people dead due to this disaster and rescue teams are desperately searching among destroyed houses and tangled debris in search of dozens of people who are still missing.
All of this came after unprecedented rain caused flooding in central Tennessee on Saturday, where even in rural areas roads, cell phone towers and phone lines were destroyed. These disasters have left families wondering whether their loved ones survived the flood, according to WSLS.
Number of deaths and missing due to flooding in Tennessee rises
It is worth mentioning that the 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.
According to Kristi Brown, who is the coordinating health and safety supervisor for Humphreys County Schools, says emergency workers are searching through all the debris left by the flood to find the dozens of people. missing.
Tennessee floods killed: Multiple casualties
According to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis, many of the missing live in neighborhoods where the water rose the fastest. Their names were on a board at the county emergency center and on the Facebook page of a city department.
Among the deceased were twin children who were snatched from their father’s arms by strong water currents, according to surviving relatives. Plus a foreman on the ranch of county music star Loretta Lynn. The county sheriff of about 18,000 people about 60 miles (96 kilometers) west of Nashville said he lost one of his best friends.
Tennessee floods dead: Humphreys County one of the hardest hit
Up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain fell in Humphreys County in less than 24 hours on Saturday, apparently breaking Tennessee’s record for rainfall in a day by more than 3 inches (8 centimeters), the National Weather Service said.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee toured the area and stopped on Main Street in Waverly, where houses were ripped off their foundations and people were sifting through their flooded possessions. Throughout the county there was debris from wrecked cars, demolished businesses and homes, and a chaotic mix of things inside.
Tennessee Floods Dead: “My Friend Is Gone”
One of the citizens even cried when the governor arrived in the city and approached the survivors. He said he had just learned that a friend from his church was dead: “I thought I was over the shock of all this. I am heartbroken for my friend. My house is nothing, but my friend is gone, “he told the governor.
The worst-hit areas saw twice as much rain as the middle Tennessee area in the worst previous flood scenario, forecasters said. Storm lines moved over the area for hours, squeezing out a record amount of moisture, a scenario that scientists have warned may be more common due to global warming.
Tennessee floods dead: “It was devastating”
This weekend’s deluge quickly turned the streams that run behind the backyards and through downtown Waverly into swift currents that washed away everything. Business owner Kansas Klein stood on a bridge Saturday and saw two girls holding a puppy and clinging to a wooden board, the current too fast for anyone to grab.
Not far from the bridge, Klein said that dozens of buildings in a low-income housing area appeared to have suffered the brunt of the flash flood: “It was devastating: the buildings were torn down, half of them were destroyed. People removed the bodies of people who had drowned and could not get out, “he added.
Tennessee Floods Dead: Flooding Kills Deaths, Missing People
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.
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. Filed Under: Tennessee Floods Dead
They had already issued 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. Filed Under: Tennessee Floods Dead
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. Filed Under: Tennessee Floods Dead
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. Filed Under: Tennessee Floods Dead
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