At least 10 dead and dozens missing in Tennessee floods
Tennessee floods left at least 10 people dead on Saturday and 40 others were missing after the area received about 20-25% of its typical annual rainfall in a single morning.
According to Press TV, Rob Edwards, the Chief Deputy of the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed the numbers of missing and dead after catastrophic flash floods swept through Central Tennessee.
There were “power outages all over the area,” Deputy Edwards said in an email. “Complicating issues is the loss of all cellphone coverage from the major carriers,” he added.
At least 4,200 people across the state had lost power, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said.
“We have lost a lot of roads, both rural and major highways,” Edwards said. “In my 28 years, it’s the worst I’ve ever seen it.”
Governor Bill Lee tweeted on Saturday, “Tennesseans, please stay cautious of rising flood waters caused by heavy rainfall in parts of Middle TN.”
An estimated eight to 10 inches of rain inundated Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties, according to a report by the National Weather Service on Saturday.
Hurricane Henri flooding NYC streets, subways
Meanwhile, hurricane Henri wreaked havoc on New York early Sunday, but early downpours had already sparked major flooding in the Big Apple by Saturday night, flooding subways and roadways.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the storm was on course to make landfall on Long Island or in southern New England by midday Sunday.
However, storms resulting in part from moisture from Henri struck the region late Saturday bringing heavy rains and flash floods to New York City, and even forcing drivers out of their cars in Brooklyn.