Tennessee Flood Relief: How You Can Help | WPLN News


The Williamson County Rescue Team was among the crews that assisted in Humphreys County on Saturday.Williamson County Rescue SquadTwitter

Search and rescue efforts resumed Sunday in Humphreys County after deadly and unprecedented flooding the day before, and relief efforts are starting to take shape.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has activated its Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to help flood survivors. Contributions can be made online and will be channeled to frontline nonprofits working on relief. The fund was created in 2008.

In Waverly, collection sites were formed for items to give to displaced residents.

The Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office says Items can be placed at the Army National Guard Center at 1421 US-70, just west of Waverly Center High School.

And the Humphreys County Emergency Management Agency says items can be taken to the Old Humphreys County Nursing Home next to Three Rivers Hospital on Route 13.

Meanwhile, the Community Resource Center says he is preparing to provide relief. The organization has updated their wishlist and ask for volunteers to be ready to pack supplies this week.

Those needing help with the cleanup are asked to call the crisis cleanup number: 615-338-7404 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The American Red Cross supports four shelters – two in Waverly, one in Dickson and one in Centerville – and provides a disaster relief line at 1-800-985-5990. The organization also an online register where survivors can sign up and send messages about their well-being.

The flood shelters housed 89 people on Saturday night, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. They are located at:

  • Waverly Church of Christ, 438 West Main St., Waverly, TN
  • Dickson County YMCA, 225 Henslee Drive, Dickson TN 37055
  • First Baptist Church, 300 E. Main St. Waverly TN 37185
  • Fairfield Christ Church, 1860 TN-100, Centerville, TN 37033

This is a developing story last updated at 3:00 p.m. Sunday.


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