According to the Nashville branch of the National Weather Service (NWS), rainfall broke the state’s 24-hour record in 1982.
At least 10 people, including two children, were killed Saturday in the Tennessee floods, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told reporters. He also added, more than 30 people are missing.
According to the Tennessee Crisis Management Agency (TEMA) Saturday night local time 10,000. People in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys and parts of Dixon County were helpless.
The flood was caused by heavy rain and storms that continued on Friday.
In less than a day, McEwen averaged at least 43 centimeters of precipitation.
According to the Nashville branch of the National Weather Service (NWS), rainfall broke the 24-hour record in 1982 of 34.5 cm, but the data will still be verified.
About 25-30 cm of rain fell in Dixon, Hickman, Houston, and Humphreys counties.
BlackHawk on site
TEMA declared a state of emergency. She previously described the situation as “dangerous and evolving” and called on people to avoid traveling to flood-affected areas.
The state National Guard announced that it had dispatched a Black Hawk helicopter.
Tactical vehicles and Humvees are also used in rescue operations.
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