Flash Report #12 - Flooding

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 06:00pm


  • Tennessee Storm Survivors in three additional counties can apply for FEMA assistance
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance available for Humphreys County workers.
  • 19 confirmed weather-related fatalities in Humphreys County.
  • Middle Tennessee Flood Recovery for information and resources.


Dickson, Hickman, and Houston counties will receive federal assistance made available in the Major Disaster Declaration Tennessee received on Aug. 23, 2021.

Individuals in these three counties, along with Humphreys County, can now apply for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program to determine their eligibility for federal recovery aid.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and FEMA Administrator Deanna Criswell visited Humphreys County today to survey the flood damage and meet with local officials.

Gov. Lee issued Executive Order No. 85 today to facilitate relief and recovery efforts in the flood-affected area.

The Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development announced today that Disaster Unemployment Assistance is now available to Humphreys County workers impacted by the Aug. 21, 2021, flooding.

Workers can apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance by visiting the American Job Center, 711 Holly Lane, in Waverly. Those with computer and internet access can also apply at Jobs4TN.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 19 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 Dickson, Hickman, Houston, and Humphreys counties 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.
  • The Humane Society of Dickson, https://humanesocietyofdickson.com/, is taking donations to help Waverly Animal Shelter. Anyone who would like to foster a lost pet can call the Waverly Animal shelter at (931) 296-7319 or visit the facility at 108 Young Road in Waverly.
  • 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: Mainly clear, warm, and humid tonight with a low of 76.
  • Jackson: Clear and humid with a low of 71 tonight.
  • Nashville: Clear and humid tonight with a low of 74.
  • Knoxville:  Partly cloudy and humid with a low of 70 tonight.
  • Chattanooga: Humid tonight with a thunderstorm possible, and a low of 71.