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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2021, 11:27:27 PM »
It has been like a nightmare for Waverly. Dickson got hit hard too but nothing like Waverly.  Two 7 mth old twins were swept from their father’s arms. They bodies were located this afternoon.  The last I saw there were 30 people still missing.  It was a devastating day for us all!!! 😭

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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2021, 06:43:30 AM »
https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/sheriff-multiple-deaths-others-still-missing-after-flooding-in-humphreys-county/

10 dead and 40 missing. Heartbreaking. Not only were numerous homes flooded, but also they were completely swept off their foundation.
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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2021, 07:21:21 AM »
To give you an idea of where my group was staged and water levels. The blue is Trace creek. The red is where the water levels were.

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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2021, 12:07:40 PM »
Up to 17 dead now, but the missing is still at 40.
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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2021, 04:23:06 PM »
this localized flood event is quickly turning into the top category of worst natural disasters this state has ever seen , the loss of life is staggering from these floods :(

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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2021, 05:05:52 PM »
Seen and heard several reports where, in some spots, the water went from just am inch or two deep to several feet deep in a manner of minutes.  Reminds me of the flash floods often seen in the canyons out west.  Just a tremendous amount of force with a rapid depth change like that.
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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2021, 05:07:46 PM »
this localized flood event is quickly turning into the top category of worst natural disasters this state has ever seen , the loss of life is staggering from these floods :(
seems like that town has taken It on the chin pretty hard few times with disasters… floods then big famous train derailment back 77 
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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2021, 05:18:03 PM »
Death toll now  up to 21 :(
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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2021, 05:40:36 PM »
Seen and heard several reports where, in some spots, the water went from just am inch or two deep to several feet deep in a manner of minutes.  Reminds me of the flash floods often seen in the canyons out west.  Just a tremendous amount of force with a rapid depth change like that.

We had something like this happen in Gallatin several years ago. A couple lived where some raised railroad tracks acted as a barrier or dam to their home. Well during one flash flood event a portion of the railroad track buckled and it sent a huge push of water towards their house.

Not sure if something similar to that happened here, but I can’t imagine how scary something like that would be
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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2021, 06:25:50 PM »
I saw where the Frito Lay guy was at Dollar General and he said it went from coming under the door to chin deep in about 45 seconds. By the time he was able to swim out his truck was floating off.

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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2021, 07:07:04 PM »
We had something like this happen in Gallatin several years ago. A couple lived where some raised railroad tracks acted as a barrier or dam to their home. Well during one flash flood event a portion of the railroad track buckled and it sent a huge push of water towards their house.

Not sure if something similar to that happened here, but I can’t imagine how scary something like that would be

The Blanco River flood between Austin and San Antonio during Memorial Day Weekend 2015 is one event that seems to be similar in intensity.  That one had quite a bit of force and sadly just like in Humphreys County, the intensity caught people off guard.   

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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2021, 07:38:36 PM »
I saw where the Frito Lay guy was at Dollar General and he said it went from coming under the door to chin deep in about 45 seconds. By the time he was able to swim out his truck was floating off.

For it to be that intense something along the creek or river had to fail or collapse, right? I can’t imagine that amount of water rising that fast without some sort of failure
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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2021, 07:52:23 PM »
Still dozens of people missing despite the incredible loss of life thus far. Nearly all of Waverly runs along a creek that drains to the TN River. This was greater than a 1000-year flood event.

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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2021, 07:54:52 PM »
This is now international news and ranks among the world's catastrophic floods this year. I hope all of you and your families are doing well right now. This seemed to come out of nowhere which makes it so frightening.
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Re: 8/21/2021 Waverly Flood Disaster
« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2021, 08:02:23 PM »
For it to be that intense something along the creek or river had to fail or collapse, right? I can’t imagine that amount of water rising that fast without some sort of failure
18 inches of rain in short time would cause quite a bit failure indeed…
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