Tennessee was hit Saturday by rain described as“Historical” Through local weather services. On Sunday, August 22, officials in the southern United States said at least 22 people had been killed in floods.
Relief work continues, with at least 51 people still wanted According to the local newspaper TennesseeAt least 22 people were killed, citing the Humphrey County Emergency Management Agency. The county is located about 1.5 hours west of Nashville, the center of the state. According to the same media, the curfew order will come into effect from 8 pm to prevent looting.
“Sudden catastrophic flood”
“It was almost as fast as a hurricane. Someone described it as a wave.”The mayor of the county town of Waverley told local television station WKRN. The pictures showed the streets of overturned cars and mud.
“Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in at least three places on Saturday., The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said in a statement Sunday morning. “Central Tennessee received 22 to 43 centimeters of rain between 6 a.m. Saturday.”Also, bad weather continued into the night, he added.
“Our Prayers with Tennessee City Affected by Yesterday’s Historic Flood”, The elected official tweeted Mark Green Sunday morning. “Ten lives lost” And many more people “Missing yet”Before the other victims could be found, he tweeted.
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