Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter Tayla gave an update on her grandmother following the devastating Tennessee floods that tore apart Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.
The rising country singer shared an update on Facebook to let fans know that while nobody has slept, everything is torn apart and people are still missing, her and her family, including her grandmother Loretta Lynn are safe.
“Nobody’s slept. Everyone’s a wreck. Homeless. Childless. Missing. We are all up and at em. Looking. Doing what we can for our town,” Tayla’s post on Facebook read. “People ask for prayers because those of us who love Jesus know exactly what prayer can do. Pray for our county. We ain’t a rich county but we are rich in love and community.”
She continued, “Loretta Lynn Memaw is safe. Completely safe and healthy. Our family. All of them are safe. Our people. Our people. Our town. Pray for them. Us. Our Ranch. We’ve been hit pretty hard. Details will come as we get out from under water. For now focus on the people. We head out to help this morning with dread and hope. With God on our shoulders.”
“To anyone in our town- Tell us what you need,” Tayla later added. “I have raised around $3500 and want to find you a place to sleep and some dry clothes. May God be with us all 🙏”
Tayla shared an update late night on Saturday (Aug. 21) telling her followers about the devastation from the floods.
“This little town. This county. Our Ranch. It’s had a catastrophic blow. The floods tore her apart today,” Tayla said in an Instagram post. “We lost lives. Babies ripped from their daddy’s arms 🙁 People still missing. We will begin again at day light. Praying for those who lost their love, their home, their everything.”
On Saturday (Aug. 21) catastrophic Middle Tennessee floods tore apart Humphreys County, 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.
The same Twitter account shared additional photos of the aftermath of the flood waters, which shows devastating damage that left the ranch under water.
— PerrySevereWX (@perrycoseverewx) August 21, 2021
According to a report from WSMV and the Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis, 15 people (possibly 17) are dead and around 30 are still 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.
Additionally, WSMV also reported 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 Red Cross has setup an online resource, so flood survivors can register and let family and friends know they are safe. To access this resource, click here.
The Tennessee National Guard has been called in to assist with recovery efforts.