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Crews scour debris for missing people after Tennessee floods


August 25, 2021

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — Crews with chainsaws and heavy equipment cleared their way through trees densely matted with vegetation, garbage and debris from homes Tuesday as searchers scoured a normally shallow creek for more flooding victims in rural Tennessee.

Even cars and sheds were woven into the tangle of debris lining Trace Creek in Humphreys County, where the town of Waverly saw the most death and destruction from Saturday's flooding that killed more than 20 people.

Humphreys County Chief Deputy Rob Edwards said excavators were moving the largest pieces of debris as search teams starte...

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