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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Flash Report #16 - Flooding

Saturday, August 28, 2021 | 10:00am

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humphreys County Resource Center open now at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 109 N. Church St., in Waverly.  The center is open today until 7 p.m.
  • Middle Tennessee Flood Recovery for information on recovery resources and support.
  • Tennessee Task Force II deploys to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida response.

MULTI-AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER

The Humphreys County MARC is open at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 109 N. Church St., in Waverly. The center will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Central, every day including weekends.

FEMA and SBA will have representatives at the Humphreys County MARC to help with registration for federal programs and assistance. Updates will be provided on the specific state and local agencies and services to be located at MARC as the center becomes operational.

Planning for a second MARC is underway for Hickman County with a potential opening on Tuesday. More information will be provided when opening and operational hours are confirmed.

 

FATALITIES

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 20 weather-related fatalities in Humphreys County.

FEMA REGISTRATION

  • 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.

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

DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS

HURRICANE IDA

Hurricane Ida is continuing to impact western Cuba today causing flash flooding and mudslides. The National Hurricane Center expects Ida to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the Louisiana coast Sunday. Heavy rainfall from Louisiana to coastal Mississippi is forecast with flooding impacts possible across portions of the lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys.

Hurricane Ida’s remnants may reach the west and middle portions of Tennessee on Tuesday and Wednesday, with heavy rain and flash flooding possible over the same areas as last weekend’s flood emergency.

Tennessee Task Force II departed Nashville today deploying to Louisiana to perform search and rescue missions if needed after Hurricane Ida makes landfall.

The American Red Cross is getting a shelter ready in New Johnsonville as it plans for the incoming weather.

PREPARE NOW

Hurricane Ida is not a threat to Tennessee right now. So, there is time to get ready for Ida’s impact.

  • Know the flooding risk for your area.
  • Have a plan in place if Flash Flood warnings are issued and you need to evacuate.
  • Have multiple ways to receive weather information and updates.
  • Download the ReadyTN app, or any app providing weather updates to your smartphone.
  • NOAA weather radios can provide alerts and warnings for your area and can operate on batteries.

TODAY’S FORECAST

  • Memphis: Afternoon thunderstorm possible with a high of 93.
  • Jackson: Possible afternoon thunderstorm and a high of 91.
  • Nashville: Humid, with clouds and sun, ad a high of 91.
  • Knoxville:  Afternoon thunderstorm possible and a high of 91.
  • Chattanooga: Afternoon thunderstorm and a high of 91.
  • Johnson City:  Possible afternoon thunderstorm and a high of 91.