JUST IN: Loretta Lynn and Family Reportedly Safe After Catastrophic Floods Tear Through Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn and her family are reportedly safe following devastating flooding that took place throughout…
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Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn and her family are reportedly safe following devastating flooding that took place throughout Middle Tennessee on Saturday (Aug. 21).
The update came from a post on Tayla Lynn‘s (Loretta’s granddaughter) official Facebook page.
“This is Barb. Tayla only has limited text signal,” the update, which was shared at 5 pm local time, reads. “Her family of 4 are safe along with Memaw [Loretta] and family. She asks that you Please keep their community in your prayers. This has been devastating and it’s no where near over.”
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is located in Hurricane Mills in Humphreys County, Tennessee, which is one of the hardest hit areas. A video shared to a weather account for Perry County Tennessee shows raging flood waters tearing through the popular tourist destination and full-service RV park.
— PerrySevereWX (@perrycoseverewx) August 21, 2021
According to the latest report from WSMV, 10 people are dead and 31 people are missing in Humphreys County following the severe flooding. Many rural roads and highways have been washed away due to the flood waters.
Reports indicate that the area continues to experience power outages and spotty cell phone service. The Humphreys County sheriff is asking residents to stay home and off the roads as they continue to assess the damage in the area. He also encouraged people in the area to check on the elderly.
The Tennessee National Guard has been called in to assist with recovery efforts.
According to reports, over 15 inches of rain fell in Humphreys County, resulting in the natural disaster.
A state of emergency is in effect for Humphreys County as well as Dickson, Hickman and Houston counties.
The American Red Cross of Tennessee has opened shelters to house those affected by the flooding. Additional information can be found HERE.
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