At least 10 people have died and 31 remain missing in severe flooding in Tennessee

As of Saturday night, 31 people are still missing, Davis told WSMV.

The bodies were recovered after catastrophic flash flooding near Waverly closed US-70, the city’s main highway, and placed the community under a boil water advisory, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

Waverly is located in Humphreys County about 60 miles west of Nashville.

A reunification center was open Saturday night to assist people who are still searching for loved ones.
Earlier in the evening, Humphreys County Emergency Management sent out an advisory saying, “PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL INTO THE CITY OF WAVERLY.”
TEMA has activated a level 3 state of emergency due to the devastating flooding, urging anyone in Middle Tennessee to avoid driving or crossing flooded roads and walkways.

A flash flood emergency was declared for portions of west-central Tennessee after very heavy rain and thunderstorms continued to fall over the same locations since Friday night.

At least 15.19 inches of rain fell in McEwen, appearing to break the previous record for 24-hour rainfall in Middle Tennessee, according to the National Weather Service of Nashville.

The Tennessee National Guard said they sent a Blackhawk helicopter to the scene to assist with water rescues. Tactical vehicles and Humvees are also being used in rescue operations.


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