According to the Nashville branch of the National Weather Service (NWS), the rain broke the 1982 24-hour state record.
Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told reporters at least 10 people were killed Saturday in flooding in Tennessee. He added that more than 30 people were missing.
Saturday night at 10,000 local time, according to the Tennessee Crisis Management Agency (DEMA). People in the districts of Higman, Houston and Humphries and parts of Dixon County were powerless.
Heavy rains and storms caused flooding since Friday.
Within a day, McQueen had at least 43 cm of rain.
According to the Nashville branch of the National Weather Service (NWS), rainfall in 1982 set a 24-hour state record of 34.5 cm. Breaked, but data still valid.
About 25-30 cm of rain fell in Dixon, Hickman, Houston and Humphries districts.
Blackhawk on the site
Dema has declared a state of emergency. Earlier, he called the situation “dangerous and growing” and called on people to avoid traveling to flood-affected areas.
The state National Guard announced that Blackhawk had sent a helicopter.
Tactical vehicles and hummocks are used in rescue operations.
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