Flash Report #19 - Flooding

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 02:54pm



Ida, now a tropical depression, will move gradually northeastward out of Tennessee today. Ida is still  bringing rain northwest, middle Tennessee and upper east Tennessee along the Kentucky border, and to the southeast corner of Tennessee along the borders of Alabama and Georgia. 

Since late Monday, Tropical Depression Ida has dropped 1” to 2” of rain in west and middle Tennessee with higher amounts along the I-65 corridor and eastward. Tennessee may see another 1” to 2”, or higher, of rain from Ida in the eastern part of the state before the storm continues it north and eastward track in the U.S.

Heavy rain of 2” to 5” is forecast with isolated higher amounts up to 6” possible. There is also a chance with Ida for strong to severe storms, damaging winds, and insolated tornadoes, tonight through Wednesday.

Some localized flood, a few water rescues and a few closed roads have been the main impacts from Ida’s visit to Tennessee. 


The Dickson County MARC, located at the YMCA, 225 Henslee Drive, in Dickson, is open and operating Mon. through Sat., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Central, and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Central, on Sundays.

The Hickman County MARC located at the Nunnelly Community Center, 1400 Hwy. 230, in Nunnelly, is open and operating 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Central, every day.

The Humphreys County MARC is open at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 109 N. Church St., in Waverly is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Central, Monday through Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.


Don’t wait to apply for FEMA disaster assistance. 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. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.
  • Multilingual operators are available.



  • Memphis: Rain and a high of 88.
  • Jackson: Rain and a high of 79.
  • Nashville: Rain and a high of 75.
  • Knoxville:  Rain and a high of 71.
  • Chattanooga: Rain and a high of 78.
  • Johnson City:  Rain and a high of 79.