21 dead, dozens missing in Humphreys Co

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Tennessean is on the ground in Humphreys County to cover the aftermath of…

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Tennessean is on the ground in Humphreys County to cover the aftermath of the devastating floods that rocked parts of Middle Tennessee. Here’s how to get Tuesday’s most recent updates as damage is assessed and recovery begins

Twenty-one people are dead and dozens are missing in Humphreys County after severe flooding rocked the community Saturday.

Crews were going house to house in search of the missing people late Saturday, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told The Tennessean. Davis said the flooding event is the worst he has seen in his 28 years with the department. 

Power outages and a lack of  cell phone service have compounded the problems. Portable units will be brought in to help establish communication lines, Davis said.