A TERRIFYING flash-flood was recorded on Facebook by a Tennessee woman on her phone just moments before she drowned.
Linda Almond and her son Tommy were on the roof of their Waverly, Tennessee home when it collapsed, leaving the pair struggling in the floodwater.
While Tommy was rescued by officials, Almond was later found dead, her family announced on Facebook.
‘Oh my goodness’
In Almond’s one-minute Facebook live video, which has over 46,000 views, she cries, “This is really scary. Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness.”
Seventeen inches of rainfall fell in just 24 hours, leaving at least 22 people dead and 10 others missing, according to News Channel 5.
Ranch worker of country singer Loretta Lynn was also found dead, as he desperately clung to a wooden beam before being swept away to his death.
Two seven-month-old twins Ryan and Rieligh Rigney were swept away from their dad and died when floodwaters hit through their apartment complex.
Almond started her livestream around 10.15am on Saturday morning, describing the catastrophic floods that were developing.
“Well, if anybody's seeing me on Facebook Live, we're being flooded right now in Waverly, Tennessee. Really scary.”
'Whoa. Whoa,' Almond said.
A male, likely to be Tommy said, “I think something just hit the side of the house.”
Almond stopped her Facebook live shortly after and the pair managed to get to the roof of their home, hoping to escape rising waters, WKRN reported.
Tommy made it out alive but Almond was missing for several hours before the family confirmed on Facebook her body was found dead in the water.
'Out people need help'
Humphreys County Sheriff Davis said at a Monday afternoon news conference, "Our people need help," the New York Times reported.
"We are going to be overwhelmed for the next 30 days at least — overwhelmed."
He revealed the flooding damage stretched up to 10 miles.
President Joe Biden discussed the flooding during a press briefing on Sunday.
"I want to express my deepest condolences for the sudden and tragic loss of life due to this flash flood," he said.
"We’ll offer any assistance they need for this terrible moment."
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