10 killed, dozens missing amid ‘catastrophic’ flooding in Tennessee - GulfToday

10 killed, dozens missing amid ‘catastrophic’ flooding in Tennessee


Dickson Public Works personnel check the flooding on Old Pond Lane in Dickson, Tennessee. AP

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North Carolina was recently battered by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred as at least ten people dead and dozens missing in Humphreys County, Tennessee, after severe flooding on Saturday.

Catastrophic flooding in Middle Tennessee as record-shattering rainfall washed away homes and rural roads, authorities said.


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Sheriff Chris Davis told the media that the flooding is the worst he has seen in 28 years with the department.

Debris from flooding is strewn along Sam Hollow Road following heavy rainfall on Saturday in Dickson, Tennessee. AP

Business owner Kansas Klein watched in horror from a bridge on Saturday morning as cars and entire houses were swept down a road in Waverly, a town of about 4,500 people that Klein, 48, has called home for more than half his life. Two girls who were holding on to a puppy and clinging to a wooden board swept past, far too fast for Klein and other onlookers to go down and grab hold of them.

After being told by authorities to go back, Klein returned a couple hours later, shocked that the floodwaters had almost entirely receded and aghast at the destruction that was left behind.

"It was amazing how quick it came and how quick it left,” Klein said.

Klein said his restaurant, a decade-old New York-style pizzeria, was still standing, but the morning deluge of between 10 and 12 inches (25 to 30 centimetres) of rain in Humphreys County had caused floodwaters to reach 7 feet (2.1 metres) inside the eatery, rendering it a total loss.

A swollen Garner Creek is seen after heavy rainfall in Dickson, Tennessee, on Saturday. AP

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency activated its emergency operations center and said, more than 11 inches of rain was dumped on parts of Hickman County early Saturday morning.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee tweeted on Saturday, "Tennesseans, please stay cautious of rising floodwaters caused by heavy rainfall in parts of Middle TN. We are actively working with emergency response officials & first responders as they support Tennesseans in flooded areas.”

Meanwhile, a state of emergency is in effect through Saturday afternoon in Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties.


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