At least 8 killed in Tennessee flash floods; dozens missing

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — Catastrophic flooding in Middle Tennessee has left at least eight dead and dozens missing as record-shattering rainfall washed away homes and rural roads.

Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis says more than 30 people have been reported missing. Davis says two of the bodies recovered were toddlers who had been swept away from their father.

The town of McEwen was pummeled with 17 inches of rain in less than a day. McEwen is about 50 miles west of Nashville.

Power outages and other communications disruptions have further hampered rescue crews. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has activated its emergency operations center.

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