2010 Flood Info

Thanks to all the Fire, EMS and Police personel for all their efforts over the weekend.

This weekends historic floods have effected us all in some way.  So in an effort to help, I did what I do best....copy and paste.  I did borrow this information from a very reliable sorce.  Hopefully this will help answer some questions you might have. 

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has declared a state of emergency... with one of the city's two water treatment plants shut down, a call to conserve water, and 45-thousand customers without electricity as of yesterday.  It’s down to 11,000 now, still a lot of friends and neighbors need your help.

If there are downed power lines in your area, N-E-S says to assume they are live and call NES (234-0000) to report it. Keep children and pets away and do not try to move the line yourself.

A community hotline, a non-police number, has been set up if you need to report an incident, but it's not an emergency: that number is 862-8574.

Here are some local resources for information, places to RECEIVE help if you need it, and places to GIVE help if you can.
•    http://www.nashville.gov - a list of city resources and the latest news on the city's response to the disaster
•    The Salvation Army is there to help as well!

Shelters that we know of as of Sunday Night (May 2) that are open for you if you need them
•    Centerville Church of Christ
•    Coffee County Middle School in Manchester
•    The shelter at Erin City Hall has moved to the First Assembly of God in Erin
•    Jackson Civic Center
•    Fairview Recreation Center
•    Franklin People's Church
•    Harpeth Middle School, Kingston Springs
•    Hazelwood Elementary School in Clarksville
•    Lebanon- College Hills Church of Christ
•    Lipscomb University
•    Smyrna Town Center
•    24 Church in Cheatham County on Substation Rd.
•    West Moreland Baptist Church

•    Waverly Church of Christ

UPDATED SHELTER LIST:As of 12:00 P.M. CST, shelters are open in the following locations:
•         New:Al MenahShrineCenter– Nashville, TN
•         New:First Assembly of God – Erin, TN
•         New:First United MethodistChurch– Millington, TN
•         New:FirstBaptistChurch– Dover, TN
•         New:Grace United MethodistChurch– Mount Juliet, TN
•         SmyrnaTownCenter– Smyrna, TN
•         LipscombUniversity– Nashville, TN
•         CentervilleChurchof Christ – Centerville, TN
•         CollegeHillsChurchof Christ – Lebanon, TN
•         HaywoodJunior High School– Brownsville, TN
•         Waverly Churchof Christ– Waverly, TN
•         Civic Center – Jackson, TN
•         Baker Community – Millington, TN
•         People’s Church – Franklin, TN
•         Ed Rice Community Center – Memphis, TN


WANT TO HELP?:  Hands On Nashville is organizing volunteers to help with flood recovery. Call 298-1108

Franklin,Tennessee City Administrator Eric Stuckey says if you want to volunteer, there's a new hotline set up for you to call. Leave your name, phone number and capabilities. 615-550-6947.

MAP OF FLOOD LEVELS (from the Tennessean) :

INSURANCE ISSUES:  The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance recommends  these steps when reporting a claim with your insurance company:
            • Locate your policy and read through it.
            • Contact your insurance carrier or your agent as soon as possible after damage.
            • Make an inventory of all missing or damaged items.
             • Take pictures inside and out for documentation before repairs are made.
             • Keep receipts for any expenses required to protect your property from further damage.
             • Follow the claims-filing procedure set forth in your policy. If there is a dispute, follow the company’s dispute process.
              • Settlement offers from insurers can be negotiated. You don’t have to take the first offer.
              • If you have issues with an insurance company, call the Department of Commerce and Insurance at 1-800-342-4029.
FEMA (The Federal Emergency Management Agency) offers the following guidelines.
• Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
 • Avoid moving water.
• Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.
• Stay away from downed power lines, and report them to your local power company.

Hope this all helps.  And if you want to help in the relief efforts JACK-fm is having a Flood Relief Request A Thon tommorrow (May 4th).  Listen for further details.

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Best Flood INFO blog, EVER!

Thanks, Moose for putting such a lot of great info all in one place!!  I'm gonna link it on my FaceBlah page cause they don't post my retweets....

hugs n junk,



BethAnn You're the best!