Floods killed 22 people In Tennessee, in United States of America, after record rain on Saturday (21).
Rescue teams searched the wreckage of homes and shops. The Associated Press reported that dozens of people were still missing.
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John Curtis, a grocery store owner, had his shop damaged. Photo: Mark Humphrey/The Associated Press
Saturday floods in rural areas Destroyed roads, cell towers and phone lines, Leaving families unsure if their members are still alive.
Emergency teams searched house by house, said Kristi Brown, the health coordinator and safety supervisor for Humphreys County Schools.
Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis said many of the missing live in neighborhoods where water has risen faster. Their names were on a board at the county emergency center and listed on the city administration’s Facebook page.
Heavy rain damages roads in Tennessee. Photo: Mark Humphrey/Associated Press
The National Weather Service said 43 centimeters of rain fell on Humphreys County in less than 24 hours on Saturday, a record for Tennessee in a single day.
Governor Bill Lee toured the area, stopping at Main Street in Waverley, where some homes had been destroyed and people were searching for their drenched possessions.
A man outside his restaurant, Bella Blak Pizzeria, which was destroyed, Sunday, August 22, 2021, in Waverley. Photo: Mark Humphrey/The Associated Press
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