Heavy Rainfall Causes Dangerous Flooding

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photo from Dickson County Sheriff's Office

Heavy rainfall caused dangerous flooding in Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties Saturday. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency declared a Level 3 State of Emergency and various organizations, like The Tennessee National Guard, TDOT, TN Highway Patrol and many more continue to respond to the flooding mission.

Preliminary reports from National Weather Service show 17.02″ of rain measured at McEwen, TN (Humphreys County), an all-time 24-hour rainfall record.  Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis said 10 people have died and 31 people are still missing due to the flooding, reports WSMV.

The Community Foundation has activated its Tennessee Emergency Response Fund in response to severe storms and flooding. Grants from the Fund will be made to nonprofits supporting relief and restoration in areas of Middle Tennessee affected by the severe storms and floods. Click here to donate.

A Flood Reunification Center has been set up at the McEwen Middle School Gymnasium.
It will open at 7am on Sunday.

If you’re missing someone, please report to the center to have their information added for publicity and updates.

Several shelters are open to assist survivors:

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

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