Midstate flooding hits close to home
Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 9:02 pm
The flooding in Middle Tennessee has hit close to home.
Bobby Qualls, 44, and his daughter, Kaylie Qualls, 15, were found Sunday morning outside their mobile home, which was swept down a creek in Perry County, according to the Associated Press. They were the brother and niece of Union City resident Tim Qualls.
The Messenger learned of the news from Obion County Mayor Benny McGuire, who had a heavy heart for his former Goodyear co-worker on election night.
Perry County Sheriff Roy Rogers told the Associated Press it wasn’t clear whether the two were inside the trailer at the time or trying to flee.
Nineteen people are known to have died in the weekend storms. One of the latest was found in a field in Gibson County.
The Jackson Sun says the man was swept away Sunday while walking on a road.
Carol Fite of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency confirmed that another body was found. No one was available early today at the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office to provide the victim’s identity.
Published in The Messenger 5.5.10