2010 Flood Info
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.