Tennessee faces Flood “Disaster” is on the rise. These killed at least 21 people in the southern state, officials said Sunday.
United StatesAccording to several local media, dozens of people are still wanted.
About an hour and a half west of Nashville in Humphreys County, “22 to 43 centimeters of rain fell. […] Saturday morning at 6 p.m., and inclement weather continued into the night, the state emergency management agency said. Three more districts were affected. Clean-up work is underway, and “many bridges and roads in the affected area have been closed.”
“Like a tidal wave”
“It was almost at a pace Hurricane. Someone described it as a wave, ”the mayor of Waverley, located in Humphreys County, told WKRN, a local television station. The pictures showed the streets of overturned cars and mud.
At a news conference on Sunday, US President Joe Biden expressed his “deepest condolences” and said the government was “ready to provide assistance.” “Our prayers are with all the residents of Tennessee who were affected by yesterday’s historic flood,” Mark Green, the state-elected representative in the House of Representatives, tweeted Sunday morning.