Flash Report #10 - Flooding

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 | 04:19pm


  • Points of distribution located in Humphreys County providing commodities such as canned and cooked food, water, cleaning supplies, and toiletries. See list of locations and resources below.
  • Humphreys County residents can register for FEMA assistance, online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov and by calling 1-800-621-3362.
  • Click Middle Tennessee Flood Recovery for TEMA’s recovery resource page.
  • A help line is available at 615-338-7404 for flood survivors to request volunteer clean-up assistance.


The federal government has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Humphreys County as a result of the severe storms and flooding on Aug. 21, 2021. 

The Major Disaster Declaration makes FEMA’s Individual and Public Assistance programs available in Humphreys County. 

Individual Assistance will allow individuals and households in Humphreys County to register for direct federal help, while the Public Assistance program will provide the county jurisdiction with the ability to seek reimbursement, and direct federal assistance, for protective measures taken in response to the emergency.

The Tennessee Dept. of Health is making tetanus shots available to individuals, including first responders, at the Waverly Church of Christ and Waverly First Baptist Church.

Power outages are down to 750 customers in Humphreys County.

Free well water testing is available to flood impacted residents. For more information, please call 615-426-0216.


  • The Tennessee National Guard Armory, 1421 US-70, Waverly, TN 37185, has canned food, water, and cleaning supplies.
  • McEwen High School (also serving as the Reunification Center), 335 Melrose St, McEwen, TN 37101 has the following items available:  canned food, water, cleaning supplies, clothes, shoes, pillows, blankets, diapers, toiletries, baby items, laundry detergent, gloves, bread, pet food, and phone chargers.
  • Cooked food is available at the Waverly Church of Christ, 438 West Main St., and Waverly First Baptist Church, 300 E. Main St.


The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 17 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.


  • Individuals and households in Humphreys County can register for FEMA assistance as follows:
    • Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.  
    • Call the application phone number at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585), 6 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Central Time.
    • Multilingual operators are available.
  • TEMA has a Middle Tennessee Flood Recovery resource page that consolidates various recovery resources and information for flood survivors.
  • Crisis Cleanup has established a 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., is open until 5 p.m. today.
  • 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.
  • Open shelters:
    • 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


  • Memphis: Tonight, clear, warm, and humid with a low of 75.
  • Jackson: Clear and humid tonight with a low of 69.
  • Nashville: Partly cloudy and humid with a low of 73 tonight.
  • Knoxville:  Mainly clear and humid with a low of 70 tonight.
  • Chattanooga: Mainly clear tonight and a low of 71.