Powerful storm Henri batters East Coast with harsh wind and rains

 Monday, August 23, 2021

At least 22 people have died and 50 are missing in Tennessee as North Carolina , New York, and New Jersey are also dealing with massive flooding.

It happens after tropical storm Henri barreled up the East Coast with heavy winds and rain, touching down in Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon.

In Tennessee, the rescue crews searched for missing people on Sunday amid shattered homes and debris-filled streets as 50 people remained missing in Humphreys County.

The rescue and government officials confirmed that at least 22 people, including twin babies who were swept from their father’s arms, died in the catastrophic flooding.

Rob Edwards, the chief deputy of the Humphreys County Sherriff’s Office told that the things are moving fast and they are trying to find the people. The civic authorities fear the death toll may actually be much higher and also the pandemic flurrying on.

About 17 inches of rain fell in the county in a 24-hour period, shattering previous records. The flooding in rural areas took out roads, cellphone towers, and telephones lines, making communication between missing family members difficult.

By Sunday afternoon the massive floodwaters were gone, leaving behind wrecked buildings, cars, and homes.

In Haywood County, North Carolina, four people were still missing and four were killed after Tropical Depression Fred passed through.

A total of 17 people were initially reported missing on Friday after Fred hit.

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