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A view of the damage after heavy rain and devastating floods in Waverly, Tennessee, on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

At least 22 people died and dozens were reported missing after historic flooding struck several Middle Tennessee communities on Saturday.

Vehicles and structures were washed away when upwards of 17 inches fell in one day, which, if confirmed, would be a new state record. The hardest hit areas were in Dickson, Houston, Humphreys and Hickman counties, about 40 miles west of Nashville.

(MORE: The Latest on the Tennessee Floods)

The victims ranged from small children to the elderly, according to local officials.

“It is a devastating picture of loss and heartbreak in one of our Tennessee communities,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said during a Sunday evening press conference.

We will continue to collect aftermath images in the gallery above, so please check back frequently for more updates.

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