Flash Report #14 - Flooding

Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 03:52pm


  • SBA customer service representatives available in Dickson and Humphreys counties.
  • 20 confirmed weather-related fatalities in Humphreys County.
  • Middle Tennessee Flood Recovery for information and resources.
  • Information on cleaning up after a flood from the Tennessee Dept. of Health.
  • Tropical Depression Nine


The U.S. Small Business Administration will have two Business Recovery Centers open tomorrow with customer service representatives available to answer questions about the SBA’s disaster loan program and to assist with loan applications.

Dickson County            

Dickson County Chamber of Commerce

205 S. Main Street

Dickson, TN 37055


Opens:  Thursday, Aug. 26 at noon 4:30 p.m.

Hours:    Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closed:   All Saturdays and Sundays

Humphreys County

Waverly City Hall

101 E Main Street

 Waverly, TN  37185


Opens:  Friday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hours:    Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

                Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Closed:   Sundays

Under Tennessee’s Major Disaster Declaration, SBA is providing physical disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in the primary counties of Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys in Tennessee.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses and most nonprofit organizations in the primary counties, and in the following adjacent counties: Benton, Cheatham, Lewis, Maury, Montgomery, Perry, Stewart, and Williamson. 

FEMA registration is ongoing in Dickson, Hickman, Houston, and Humphreys counties for individuals who sustained losses in Saturday’s flooding and may be eligible for federal assistance. 

Register by completing an application online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585), 6 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Central Time.


The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 20 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.



  • WIC participants who receive WIC services through the Humphreys County Health Department can contact the Dickson County Health Department, 615-446-2839, or the Tennessee WIC Hotline, 1-800-DIAL-WIC (1-800-342-5942), to be connecting with a WIC representative.
  • The Tennessee Dept. of Health will help residents in the impacted area replace vital records, at Loyce’s Bridal Shop, 101 N. Court Square in Waverly.
  • The Tennessee Housing Development Agency will open the Housing Choice Voucher program to eligible households affected by the flood in Hickman, Houston, and Humphreys counties. Individuals can call THDA's Middle Tennessee Office at 615-564-1200, or visit TNHousingSearch.org or THDA's website for Section 8 participants.
  • 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.
  • Humphreys County workers displaced due to flooding 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.
  • Crisis Cleanup help line at 615-338-7404 where flood survivors can request volunteer clean-up assistance.
  • Individuals and organizations who want to volunteer should call (931) 888-8011 or (931) 888-8012, or go to the Dollar Tree, 505 W. Main St., in Waverly where many response agencies are located. Volunteers can also connect with Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster through TNVOAD’s website or by email tnvoad@nvoad.org.
  • McEwen High School, 335 Melrose St. in McEwen, Tenn., is 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




Tropical Depression Nine will be offshore of the Cayman Islands and Cuba tonight and is expected to produce heavy rains and flash flooding in western Cuba, Jamaica, and the Caymans. Between now and Sunday, Tropical Depression Nine will move through the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall in Louisiana as Hurricane Ida Sunday.  Though Tropical Depression Nine does not pose a threat to Tennessee right now, the storm could bring heavy rains and a threat of flash flooding to west and middle Tennessee by Monday or Tuesday next week. TEMA will monitor the storm’s forecast and projected track and will provide updates and protective action recommendations as necessary.



  • Memphis: Humid with a possible thunderstorm. Low of 75.
  • Jackson: Possible thunderstorm. Humid with a low of 71.
  • Nashville: Thunderstorm possible and humid with a low of 73.
  • Knoxville:  Humid, thunderstorm possible, low of 70.
  • Chattanooga: Humid, possible thunderstorm, low of 71.
  • Johnson City:  Partly cloudy and humid with a low of 68.