Tennessee is recovering from one of its worst natural disasters in history as record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through the state.
More than 250 homes have been destroyed and 20 people lost their lives after up to 17 inches of rain fell in Humphreys County in less than 24 hours on Saturday.
Now it has been reported that one man has paid for all the funerals of the victims of the Humphreys County flooding.
The families of those who lost their loved ones in the horrific natural disaster are getting some support from the donor who doesn’t want to be identified.
According to Fox News the man is from out of town but nothing else is known about him.
Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis spoke of the horrific time his community was enduring and the loss that everyone was feeling right now.
“You have to remember something. We’re a small county. These are our friends. These are the people we sit in church with. These are the people our kids go to school with. We’re not that big city. We’re not detached from who our people are. We are our people. Our people are the ones who put us where we’re at. That’s who we take care of every day.”
Among those killed in Saturday’s flood include 15-year-old Lilly Bryan, the last flood victim whose body was found just before authorities called off the search.
A foreman on Loretta Lynn’s ranch, 7-year-old Lucy Lane Connor, and father and veteran Joseph Reeves who used his final moments to save his family also died in the floods which have destroyed hundreds of homes, tearing up roads, and taking down cellphone towers and telephone lines.
The floods which hit Middle Tennessee, including the town of Waverly, which is around 80 miles west of Nashville, also claimed the lives of 7-month-old twins Ryan and Rileigh and 55-year-old Linda Almond Bryant who shared a Facebook Live video of the flooding before it claimed her life.
Those who also lost their lives also include Regenia Brake, a mother of five and grandmother of five, 16-year-old Nathanal Whitsett and 22 year-old mom Amber Newman, who was working her first day as manager at Dollar General when the historic rainfall occurred.
My heart goes out to all those suffering in this area right now. May the victims rest in peace.
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