Tennessee Flooding

Flood damage is photographed from a Tennessee National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flying Gov. Bill Lee to Waverly, Tenn., on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (Alan Poizner/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)

Points of distribution have been set up for residents of Humphreys County in need after Saturday's deadly flooding.

Residents can visit these locations to pick up needed items:

  • The Tennessee National Guard Armory, 1421 U.S. Highway 70, Waverly, has canned food, water and cleaning supplies.
  • McEwen High School, 335 Melrose St., McEwen, has the following items available: canned food, water, cleaning supplies, clothes, shoes, pillows, blankets, diapers, toiletries, baby items, laundry detergent, gloves, bread, pet food and phone chargers.
  • Cooked food is available at the Waverly Church of Christ, 438 W. Main St., and Waverly First Baptist Church, 300 E. Main St.

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, to be connected with a WIC representative.

The Tennessee Department of Health is making tetanus shots available to individuals, including first responders, at the Waverly Church of Christ and Waverly First Baptist Church.

The Tennessee Department of Health will help residents in the impacted area replace vital records. Personnel will be at Loyce's Bridal Shop, 101 N. Court Square, in Waverly.

The Tennessee Department of Vital Records is opening a temporary office at 106A E. Main St., across from Waverly City Hall, on Friday through Sept. 1 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Certified copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates will be available. Fees are waived.

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.

Free well water testing is also available to flood impacted residents. For information, call 615-426-0216.

Individuals and households in Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties can register for FEMA assistance as follows:

  • Apply online.
  • 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.

A Middle Tennessee Flood Recovery resource page is available online. The page consolidates various recovery resources and information for flood survivors.

Crisis Cleanup has established help line at 615-338-7404 where flood survivors can request volunteer clean-up assistance.

The American Red Cross has set up a Flood in Tennessee online resource where flood survivors can register and let family and friends know they are safe.

The Humane Society of Dickson 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 Rd. in Waverly.

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.

Several shelters remain open in Dickson, Hickman and Humphreys counties. Those shelters include:

  • Waverly Church of Christ, 438 W. Main St., Waverly, TN
  • YMCA of Dickson County, 225 Henslee Dr., Dickson, TN
  • First Baptist Church, 300 E. Main St., Waverly, TN
  • Fairfield Church of Christ, 1860 Tennessee 100, Centerville, TN

Monetary donations to help flood survivors can be made online via:

The National Guard Armory in Waverly is set up to receive food, water and cleaning supplies (No clothes of perishable food items) from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Items will be distributed to those who have been displaced and need these resources. If you need assistance, please bring identification. Please wear a mask. They will be available if you don’t have one.

Several counties in Middle Tennessee are also organizing collection points to take to Waverly later this week.

Following an emergency declaration approval from President Joe Biden, impacted individuals can also apply to receive federal assistance starting Wednesday. 

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance on Wednesday by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice. 


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