The floodwaters generated by heavy rain this morning, according to the twins’ grandmother, Angie Caron, hit their home. When the water deluge struck, Cason said she was with her daughter, son-in-law, and their four children.
The mother was wiped away but made it to safety, while the father held on to his four children. The twin boys were brutally torn from Cason’s arms by the power of the water, according to Cason.
The infants’ remains were later found by first responders. Thirteen more people have died as a result of the flooding in Tennessee, and dozens more are still missing. Kansas Klein, a business owner in Waverly, watched in terror from a bridge Saturday morning as automobiles and entire houses were swept down a road. Klein, 48, has lived in Waverly for more than half his life.
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Klein and other bystanders were unable to catch up with two girls who were clutching a puppy and clinging to a wooden plank as they sped past. Klein returned a few hours later, startled that the floodwaters had almost completely retreated and aghast at the destruction that had been left behind, after being told by officials to return.
Klein said, “It was amazing how quick it came and how quick it left,”
More than 30 people have been reported missing, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis. It was unclear how many people resided in Brookside, which is about 60 miles west of Nashville.
Residents whose homes were flooded were housed in four shelters Saturday night, and a high school in McEwen was utilized to reconnect families.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement that phone lines were knocked out during and after the storm, complicating search operations. McEwen resident Michael Pate said, “There were people inside homes asleep and woke up to their house moving like it was going down the creek,”
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