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Final Victim Found In Tennessee Flooding Disaster Search

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FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, left, and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee look down from a bridge at flood damage Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Waverly, Tenn. Heavy rains over the weekend caused flooding in Middle Tennessee and have resulted in multiple deaths as homes and rural roads were washed away. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

(AP) — The body of the final person missing from a devastating weekend flood in Middle Tennessee has been recovered and the search for victims has been suspended. The discovery came around mid-day on Wednesday, shortly before the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee arrived to tour the area. They were assessing the damage from a deluge that killed more than a dozen people and left hundreds homeless. Saturday morning’s flooding took out houses, roads, cellphone towers and telephone lines, with rainfall that shattered the state record for one-day rainfall. More than 270 homes were destroyed and 160 took major damage.

 

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