A record rainfall in Tennessee, USA, caused massive flooding in rural areas that washed away homes, destroyed roads and They left at least 22 people dead and dozens missing, including children and the elderly, announced the authorities.
Damage from flash flooding in Waverly, #Tennesseepic.twitter.com/tNYPHdhqoz
— Apex (@Apex_WW) August 22, 2021
Saturday’s storm toppled trees, destroyed houses, and dumped cars into ditches, on top of sheds and other structures.
During Sunday, rescue teams have remained in search of the missing people amid the rubble. In addition, the Waverly Department of Public Safety has published on the official pages of social networks a list of residents of the neighborhoods most affected by the floods, whose whereabouts are still unknown.
#Tennessee#floods Heavy rainfall leads to severe flooding in Waverly , USA pic.twitter.com/8QuOagPjYy
– Aleksander Onishchuk (@ Brave_spirit81) August 22, 2021
Absolute devastation this morning in Waverly, Tennessee from major flooding last night. Local reports of over 17” of rain was observed. Photos from the Hardin County Fire Department. As of 8pm last night there were 10 confirmed fatalities and 31 missing. #TNwxpic.twitter.com/YZWZ317wQ4
— Beth Carpenter | TDS Weather (@B_Carp01) August 22, 2021
Recent research has warned that extreme rains will be more frequent due to climate change.
🔴🇺🇲At least 22 deaths and dozens missing from the floods in the state of Tennessee, United States. In 24 hours, +430 mm of rain have fallen, which is the record of rainfall in the state in 24 hours.#tennesseeflooding#floodspic.twitter.com/GL1yYr5bLv
– TerraGea News (@TerraGeaNews) August 22, 2021