Flash Report #7 - Flooding
- TEMA and FEMA will begin joint preliminary damage assessments today in Tennessee’s flood-impacted counties.
- A Middle Tennessee Flood Recovery resource page is online at https://www.tn.gov/tema/get-involved/middle-tennessee-flooding-recovery.html.
- A help line is available at 615-338-7404 for flood survivors to request volunteer clean-up assistance.
- The Tennessee Dept. of Health has confirmed 16 weather-related fatalities in Humphreys County. This total is pending further updates from local medical officials and no further details are available at this time.
- Those who want to provide help to flood survivors are encouraged to make monetary donations to reputable non-profit organizations. See options listed later in this report.
Joint preliminary damage assessments will begin today in Dickson, Hickman, Houston, and Humphries counties.
TEMA and FEMA will be working with local emergency officials to determine the scope of damage in the impacted by catastrophic flash flooding and severe weather on Saturday.
The joint assessments are a first step in determining if Tennessee and the affected counties may qualify for federal recovery assistance. TEMA may request further assessments with FEMA as damage information is compiled.
A boil water alert remains in place for the city of Waverly as crews continue work to repair water line breaks and restore service.
The American Red Cross reports 93 shelter occupants overnight.
Multiple bridges and roadways in the impacted area are still closed.
Telecommunication services are gradually being restored.
Local power outages are down to 3,000 in Humphreys County, 170 in Hickman County, and 100 in Houston County. Electrical power is fully-restored in Dickson County.
Humphreys County schools are closed for the rest of this week.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 16 weather-related fatalities in Humphreys County as of this evening. This total is preliminary and pending further updates from local medical officials. No further details are available at this time.
- A Middle Tennessee Flood Recovery resource page is online at https://www.tn.gov/tema/get-involved/middle-tennessee-flooding-recovery.html. The page consolidates various recovery resources and information for flood survivors, and will be updated as more resources come online.
- Crisis Cleanup has established help line at 615-338-7404 where flood survivors can request volunteer clean-up assistance.
- The Reunification Center at McEwen High School, 335 Melrose St. in McEwen, Tenn., will open on today from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The American Red Cross has set up a Flood in Tennessee online resource on www.safeandwell.org where flood survivors can register and let family and friends know they are safe.
- Several shelters are open:
- Waverly Church of Christ, 438 West Main St., Waverly, TN
- YMCA of Dickson County, 225 Henslee Dr, Dickson TN 37055
- First Baptist Church, 300 E. Main St. Waverly TN 37185
- Fairfield Church of Christ, 1860 TN-100, Centerville, TN 37033
- Monetary donations to help flood survivors can be made via:
- American Red Cross - https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/
- The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee - https://www.cfmt.org/
- Nashville Community Resource Center - https://crcnashville.org/
- Salvation Army - https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/
Memphis: Heat advisory in effect with a high of 96.
Jackson: Partly sunny and humid with a high of 91.
Nashville: Partly sunny and humid with a high of 92.
Knoxville: Partly sunny and humid with a high of 91.
Chattanooga: Partly sunny and warm with a high of 92.