Updated 8:29 AM EDT, Tue August 24, 2021
Search-and-rescue efforts are ongoing after deadly flooding in Middle Tennessee on Saturday, August 21.
Rain inundated the region west of Nashville, sweeping away people, homes and vehicles as residents tried to escape. The flooding damaged infrastructure, schools, homes and other facilities in Waverly, Waverly Police and Fire Chief Grant Gillespie said during a Sunday afternoon news conference.
At least 21 people had been confirmed dead as of Monday. Others remain missing. Rescue and recovery efforts "will go on until we account for all missing Tennesseans," state emergency management agency Director Patrick Sheehan said.