Tennessee has been enduring heavy rain over the weekend.
Heavy rain in Tennessee caused damages to homes, toppled trees, and cars turned upside down. Sadly, 21 people died, and some went missing due to heavy rain over the weekend. Grant Gillespie, chief of the city’s public safety department, stated that twenty deaths were reported in a small city, Waverly, located in the west of Nashville.
Gillespie shared with reporters on Monday, “It’s been a huge impact for this small community.” “The town will wear these scars for many decades.” The Humphreys County Emergency Management Agency stated around 40 other people went missing. On Monday, officials believed that only 10 were missing.
Gillespie said, “Our missing has come down slightly today. I think we’re probably less than 10 that we’re truly concerned about at this point.” “I’m reasonably sure that were less than 10 right now that we’re truly not sure the whereabouts of or that we don’t think we’ll resolve fairly easily.”
Even though the rain stopped and the sun came out Monday, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis stated that he couldn’t expect this much destruction. Davis said, “Right now, I close my eyes, and I can’t get over the devastation.” The Humphreys County Emergency Management Agency said, among 21 deaths, twins were wiped away in the floods. Davis told NBC affiliate WSMV of Nashville that the siblings’ bodies were recovered. Among the deaths, one of them was a best friend of the sheriff, said, David. He further stated that “He drowned in this.” “If I stayed working and focused, we work through it.”
According to the state emergency department,93 people stayed in shelters throughout the night. Within 24 hours, over 17 inches of rain was recorded in Humphreys County, the agency said.