Loretta Lynn’s Tennessee ranch was torn apart in the Tennessee floods.
The “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer and her family have been reported safe following Saturday’s (Aug. 21) catastrophic Middle Tennessee floods, where parts of the region saw as much as 18 inches of rain fall in just 48 hours. According to a Twitter account for severe weather in Perry County Tennessee, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch was hit pretty bad and is located in one of the hardest hit areas in Humphreys County, Tennessee.
The Perry County Tennessee weather Twitter account also shared a video clip of the raging, murky water tearing through the Country Music Hall of Famers ranch, which is a popular destination for tourists and a full-service RV park.
See the aforementioned clip below.
— PerrySevereWX (@perrycoseverewx) August 21, 2021
The same Twitter account shared additional photos of the aftermath of the flood waters, which shows devastating damage that left the ranch under water.
A Facebook post on Lynn’s granddaughter Tayla Lynn shared the news that the Lynn family is safe, including Tayla, her memaw Loretta and the rest of the family.
“This is Barb. Tayla only has limited text signal,” the Facebook post shared by Tayla at 5 p.m. CT read. “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.”
According to a report from WSMV and the Humphreys County Sheriff, 10 people are dead and 31 are missing following the severe flooding and Middle Tennessee is left under water with roads and highways being washed away.
The Sheriff said no one should travel unless it’s an emergency or is absolutely necessary, especially in the Waverly area. He also asked that everyone check on their family, friends and the elderly.
WSMV reports that several shelters have been opened to assist residents of the area. Those shelters include:
- Waverly Church of Christ, 438 W. Main St., Waverly
- YMCA of Dickson County, 225 Henslee Dr., Dickson
- First Baptist Church, 300 E. Main St., Waverly
- Fairfield Church of Christ, 1860 Highway 100, Centerville
The American Red Cross is reaching out to county EMAs to assess needs and provide support.
The Tennessee National Guard has been called in to assist with recovery efforts.