10 dead amid major flooding in Middle Tennessee

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WAVERLY, Tenn. — Ten radical are dormant and astatine slightest 20 radical are inactive missing aft dense rainfall led to major flooding successful parts of Middle Tennessee connected Saturday.

Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis confirmed the fatalities Saturday aft areas westbound of Nashville experienced 10 to 12 inches of rainfall successful astir six hours Saturday.

Dickson, Humphreys and Hickman County person seen the astir terrible flooding.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has issued a authorities of exigency successful response. The bureau has besides opened shelters successful Dickson, Hickman and Humphreys counties.

PHOTOS: Heavy rainfall causes terrible flooding successful Middle Tennessee

The Humphreys County Sheriff's Office has acceptable up a reunification halfway astatine McEwen High School. Anyone with missing idiosyncratic accusation oregon looking for a loved 1 is asked to conscionable astatine the school.

Humphreys County officials said the flooding is truthful severe, the metropolis of Waverly was lone accessible by boat. Officials said h2o levels were astatine slightest 8 feet heavy successful immoderate parts of Waverly.

The National Weather Service reports determination person been galore calls for h2o rescues and roadworthy closures amid an "incredibly unsafe flooding situation" successful those counties.

The dense rainfall caused Waverly Elementary School to flood. School officials said astatine slightest 4 feet of h2o were successful the school.

The flooding has besides caused outages to the compartment telephone work successful Humphreys County.

Waverly residents person been asked to boil their h2o earlier drinking oregon utilizing it for cooking. The Waverly Department of Public Safety issued a boil advisory until the h2o strategy tin beryllium decently restored. An 8 p.m. section clip curfew is besides successful spot for the metropolis of Waverly.

Officials are asking for everyone to enactment disconnected the roads to let exigency operations to continue. In Dickson County, Highway 48 adjacent Jones Creek, Turkey Creek Road and areas astir Garners Creek each experienced flash flooding. U.S. 70 successful Waverly is besides closed.

Floodwater took implicit parts of Interstate 40, causing the Tennessee Highway Patrol to temporarily unopen down the interstate successful some directions adjacent the 153-mile marker. The roadway has since reopened.

As of 5 p.m., determination are astir 4,200 customers without power, the bulk of which are successful Humphreys County.



The county's 911 strategy was interrupted aft the telephone halfway was flooded.

Three Tennessee Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team crews person been deployed to Humphreys County to assistance with ongoing h2o rescue efforts.

garners creek hickman region  flooding 8/21/21

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Highway 48 successful Hickman County implicit Garners Creek connected Saturday, August 21, 2021.

The Nashville Office of Emergency Management is besides sending 4 swift-water rescue teams for assistance.

This communicative was primitively published by Caroline Sutton connected Scripps presumption WTVF successful Nashville.

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