Catastrophic flooding in Tennessee leaves at least 22 dead, dozens missing


August 26, 2021

Debris is piled up in the aftermath of the severe flooding in Waverly, Tennessee, area on Aug. 21, 2021. (Photo/Hardin County, Tennessee, Fire Department)

By Nicole LoBiondo, AccuWeather meteorologist and Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather staff writer

The death toll continued to rise in Middle Tennessee on Sunday as rescue efforts and cleanup operations continued after a historic rainfall event caused devastating flooding on Saturday.

As intense and relentless downpours persisted throughout much of the day on Saturday, homes were destroyed and roads were washed out, according to The Associated Press (AP). At least 22 deaths have been reported according to the AP, while dozens remain missing.

Heavy rain started falling early Saturday in Humphreys Cou...

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