WAVERLY, TN (WSMV) - The community will come together for a memorial service to remember the victims of the flooding on Friday.

The service will be held on the Courthouse Square in downtown Waverly at 7 p.m.

Officials reported 20 people died in Humphreys County, all but one within the Waverly city limits, due to the flooding that occurred on Saturday.

Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis confirmed that 19 have died from the flooding. At last check, that means there are still two people missing. Authorities have released no names or ages at this time.

Families of the people killed in the catastrophic Humphreys County flooding won't have to pay a dime for funeral services after an anonymous donor pledged to cover the entire cost.

Waverly Department of Public Safety Chief Grant Gillespie lifted the 8 p.m. curfew on Thursday. The curfew had been in effect in the city because of an increased amount of law enforcement.

More than 80 Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard helped with recovery operations. They have assisted with traffic control, security, supply distribution, and cleanup operations.

The Tennessee National Guard is continuing to work with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and local emergency management officials.

Authorities reopened Highway 70 between Waverly and McEwen while East Main Street in Waverly remains closed to through traffic.

A Lost and Found center has been set up in the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office for personal items found in floods, such as wallets, identification, and other personal items. The sheriff’s office is located at 112 Thompson St.

A Multi-Agency Resource Center in Humphreys County will open for recovery support and resources for survivors. The center will be open on Saturday at 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 109 N. Church St., in Waverly. It will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

The hours for the SBA Business Recovery Center have been changed to 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Homeowners and renters cane come to the center, which is located at the Waverly City Hall, "to get answers to their question and assistance in applying for a disaster loan."

Anyone in Dickson, Hickman, Houston, and Humphreys counties in need of Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance. To apply, click here or call 1-800-621-3362

The boil water order expired Friday evening after officials say the water tested fine. 


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