Recent research has warned that extreme rainfall will be even more frequent due to climate change.
A record rainfall in Tennessee, US, caused massive flooding in rural areas that washed away homes, destroyed roads and left at least 22 people dead and dozens missing , including children and the elderly, authorities announced.
Saturday’s storm toppled trees, destroyed houses, and dumped cars into ditches, on top of sheds and other structures.
Through Sunday, rescue teams have remained in search of the missing people amid the rubble. In addition, the Waverly Department of Public Safety has published on official social media pages a list of residents of the neighborhoods most affected by the floods, whose whereabouts are still unknown.
Absolute devastation this morning in Waverly, Tennessee from major flooding last night. Local reports of over 17” of rain was observed. Photos from the Hardin County Fire Department. As of 8pm last night there were 10 confirmed fatalities and 31 missing. #TNwx pic.twitter.com/YZWZ317wQ4— Beth Carpenter | TDS Weather (@B_Carp01) August 22, 2021
Recent research has warned that extreme rains will be more frequent due to climate change .
🔴🇺🇲Al menos 22 muertos y decenas de desaparecidos por las inundaciones en el estado de Tennessee, Estados Unidos.— Noticias TerraGea (@TerraGeaNews) August 22, 2021
En 24 horas han llegado a caer +430 mm de lluvia, lo que supone el récord de lluvia en el estado en 24h.#tennesseeflooding #floodspic.twitter.com/GL1yYr5bLv