Flash Report #11 - Flooding

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 01:12pm


  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and FEMA Administrator Deanna Criswell visiting Humphreys County today.
  • SBA disaster declaration for Tennessee.
  • Help for lost pets in Humphreys County
  • Middle Tennessee Flood Recovery for information and resources.


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee will host FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell today for a visit to Humphreys County to survey the flood damage and recovery efforts underway.  Administrator Criswell will be joined by FEMA headquarters and regional staff assigned to the Tennessee disaster.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest disaster loans available to businesses and residents in Humphreys County following the federal Major Disaster Declaration announcement Monday.

The SBA disaster declaration covers both physical and economic injury disaster loans and applies also to the adjacent counties of Benton, Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Perry.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should first register online with FEMA at DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY:  800-621-3362).

Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by visiting the SBA online, calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY:  1-800-877-8339), or emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.

Fewer than 100 customers remain without power in Humphreys County. The City of Waverly remains under a Boil Water Advisory.


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.


  • The Humane Society of Dickson, https://humanesocietyofdickson.com/, is taking donations to help Waverly Animal Shelter as it’s in need of drinking water, large kennels, dog and cat food and cleaning supplies. Waverly Animal Shelter is also trying to get animals currently in the shelter into foster homes. Those who would like to foster a lost pet can call the shelter at (931) 296-7319 or visit the facility at 108 Young Road in Waverly.
  • 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 help line at 615-338-7404 where flood survivors can request volunteer clean-up assistance.
  • McEwen High School, 335 Melrose St. in McEwen, Tenn., now serving as a point of distribution for commodities, such as canned food, water, and cleaning supplies.
  • 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: Mostly sunny and hot today with a high of 98.
  • Jackson: Mostly sunny and humid with a high of 94 today.
  • Nashville: Mostly sunny and warm today with a high of 95.
  • Knoxville:  High of 92 today with a thunderstorm chance.
  • Chattanooga: Afternoon thunderstorm chance with a high of 94 today.