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Video: Foreman killed as Loretta Lynn's Ranch hit hard by flooding in Tennessee

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Video: Loretta Lynn's Ranch hit hard by flooding in Humphreys County (Photo: Jon Cody Finger)

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Humphreys County, Tennessee said they've experienced the worst flooding they've ever seen as historic rainfall struck parts of Middle Tennessee this weekend.

Jon Cody Finger shared a video with FOX 17 News showing the devastation to the ranch – something many in the county were experiencing over the weekend.

"It’s devastating! So many homes, pets and people's lives lost today. It’s hard to describe," Finger wrote on Facebook.

The ranch shared more sad news Sunday evening: Their beloved foreman Wayne Spears died after being swept away in floodwaters.

He says the main road to the ranch is completely gone before you reach the bridge.

"The entire county is destroyed by this water. People are missing and we will pick back up tomorrow to do everything we can. Please send any prayer you can."

Loretta Lynn's Ranch shared the video on its Facebook page and wrote that it's the worst flooding they've ever experienced.

Please continue to hold those still missing in your thoughts.

Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis says multiple casualties were reported during historic rainfall.

A grandmother of two twin babies tells FOX 17 News they passed away this weekend when they became swept away by flood waters.

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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.

RELATED: CODE RED WEATHER: Flash Flood Emergency in some parts of Tennessee

The Tennessee National Guard, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Department of Education, Tennessee Department of Human Needs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Fire Mutual Aid, and other agencies are responding to the situation.

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