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Tennessee flooding: USAtoday report says Some residents were reportedly trapped in their homes with water up to their necks.
According to them Hundreds of homes may be uninhabitable, The flooding took out roads, cellphone towers and telephone lines.
Tennessee flooding: 22 people have been feared dead and about 20 remained missing Sunday afternoon after record-shattering downpours triggered flooding across parts of the state.
Among those killed were twin babies who were swept from their father’s arms, according to surviving relatives.
Grey Collier, public information officer for the Humphreys County Emergency Management Agency, said hundreds of homes may be uninhabitable. The flooding took out roads, cellphone towers and telephone lines.
The hardest-hit areas saw double the rain that area of Middle Tennessee had in the previous worst-case scenario for flooding, meteorologists said.
Kansas Klein, a business owner in the town of Waverly, told The Associated Press that a low-income housing area known as Brookside was severely damaged in the floods.
“It was devastating: Buildings were knocked down, half of them were destroyed,” Klein said. “People were pulling out bodies of people who had drowned and didn’t make it out.”