Twin babies swept away in devastating Tennessee flood waters, grandmother says

More heartbreaking news is coming out of devastating flooding in Tennessee this weekend, including the loss of twin babies who family says passed away after they were swept away by flood waters in Humphreys County.

The twins’ grandmother Angie Willeby tells the twins, 7-month-old Ryan and Riliegh, were swept away when flooding gripped Waverly on Saturday.

According to a GoFundMe page shared with reporter Amanda Chin, the father of the twins was holding the twins and other children when sadly, the two babies left his arms.

Related: Severe flash flood in southwest of Nashville – In Pictures

Officials say at least 10 people are dead and more than 30 people have been reported missing during the historic rainfall.

The National Weather Service reports 17.02 inches of rain fell in 24 hours in McEwen, also part of Humphreys County, shattering Middle Tennessee’s record for the amount of rainfall in 24 hours. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has issued a State of Emergency for flooding.


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