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22 dead, many missing after 17 inches of rain in Tennessee

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Monday, 23 August, 2021, 12:24
22 dead, many missing after 17 inches of rain in Tennessee

At least 22 people were killed and rescue crews searched desperately Sunday amid shattered homes and tangled debris for dozens of people still missing after record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee.Saturday’s flooding in rural areas took out roads, cellphone towers and telephone lines, leaving families uncertain about whether their loved ones survived the unprecedented deluge. Emergency workers were searching door to door. Up to 43 centimeters of rain fell in Humphreys County in less than 24 hours Saturday.

22 dead, many missing after 17 inches of rain in Tennessee