HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Sunday marks one year since the catastrophic flood hit Middle Tennessee, with Waverly in Humphreys County getting the brunt of the disaster.

National Weather Service reported 9 inches of rain to 17 inches of rain fell across the Middle Tennessee area within a 6-hour period on August 21, 2021. Then another round of storms hit the same area later that night.

The major flash flooding event claimed the lives of 20 people: 19 in Waverly and one in Hurricane Mills.

  • Wayne Spears flood victim
  • Mark Kee flood victim
  • Robert Scott Kilburn flood victim
  • Robin Shawl flood victim
  • Ryan-and-Rileigh-Rigney flood victims
  • Regenia Brake flood victim
  • Nathanal-Whitsett flood victim
  • Mary-Luten flood victim
  • Lucy-Connor flood victim
  • Linda-Almond flood victim
  • Lilly Bryant flood victim
  • Leslie-Kersten flood victim
  • Kellen-Burrow-Vaughn flood victim
  • Joshua-Hendrix flood victim
  • Joseph-Reeves flood victim
  • James-Michael-Betty flood victim
  • Hallie-Lee-Gerber flood victim
  • Donna-Bradley flood victim
  • Amber-Newman flood victim

NWS said the flood is the deadliest on record for Tennessee for one day in the same area. The May 2010 historic flood was over a three-day period with 22 fatalities for the state.

Now, a year later, many people are still working to rebuild their homes and businesses.

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Meanwhile, the Army Corps of Engineers is studying the flood in an effort to mitigate future catastrophes.