100-mile bike ride raises money for flood victims in Humphreys Co.

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WAVERLY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Today marks one year since catastrophic flooding swept through Humphreys County, killing 20 people, making it the deadliest flood in Tennessee history.

On Saturday, the community came together for a 100-mile bike ride to remember the lives that were washed away by the August 21, 2021 floodwaters.

Tennessee State Senator Kerry Roberts, who organized the 100-mile bike ride, said the event was also meant to raise awareness for Humphreys County residents who are still struggling a year after flooding devastated the community.

“My goal is to refocus attention on the people and businesses of Humphreys County who are still struggling in the wake of the devastating flood a year ago,” said Senator Roberts, “As we recalled the recent floods in Kentucky, lives and livelihoods are devastated by such a catastrophic event and rebuilding can take years.We must let the people of Humphreys County know that we have not forgotten them.

After the ride, Sen. Kerry Roberts presented a check for $10,000 in campaign funds to the United Way of Humphreys County flood relief fund.

“With no opponent in this election, I want the money to help flood victims instead of sitting in a bank account for the next election,” said Senator Roberts.

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