Flood Cleanup Safety and Assistance Information – updated 6/16/10

Updated 6/16: Davidson County DRC closes

NEW 6/16/10: Davidson County Disaster Recovery Center to Close Tomorrow

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at TSU Ford Residential Complex Community Room, 2700 W. Heiman St. in Nashville will cease operations Thursday, June 17, state and federal recovery officials announced. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday.

After the DRC closes, FEMA representatives will be available by phone. Other DRCs remain open around the state. A complete list is at the bottom of this post.

Applicants can check on their application or available assistance by using the FEMA helpline option at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) for people with speech or hearing disabilities. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Help in all languages is available. On the Web, disaster information remains available 24 hours a day at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

NEW 6/16/10: 3 DRCs transition to Loan Recovery Centers

The DRCs in Cheatham, Hickman, and Montgomery counties will transition to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers Friday, June 18. All three Disaster Recovery Centers will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday, June 17, and reopen as Disaster Loan Outreach Centers Friday morning, June 18.

Locations and hours of the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers opening Friday, June 18, are:

Cheatham County (Please note new location)
100 Public Square, Suite 90
Ashland City, TN 37015
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Hickman County
Centerville Church of Christ
138 N. Central Ave.
Centerville, TN 37033
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Civic Hall
350 Pageant Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

NEW 6/16/10: Flood Repair Permits
Owners of flood-damaged one and two-family residential properties located in Davidson County may apply for, receive and print their flood-repair permits online, without having to visit the Codes Department. Affected property owners can learn more and apply online here. The fee for flood-repair permits is being waived up to $1,300 for permits issued through July 30.

Owners of flood-damaged properties outside of the floodplain are immediately eligible for a building permit. If your property is located within the 100-year floodplain, before a building permit can be issued, it must first be determined: 1) If your property is located within the floodway (the most dangerous part of the 100-year floodplain); 2) If the structure sustained damage greater than 50% of its appraised value; and 3) If the first floor of the property meets federal elevation standards. A flyer about who is eligible for a building permit is available for download here.

NEW 6/16/10: a Business Resource Fair for companies recovering for the flood will be held tonight.

Wednesday, June 16
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Millennium Maxwell House, Crown Ballroom
2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard

Free to attend. Register online.

Organizations confirmed to participate in the Business Resource Fairs include:
Senator Lamar Alexander’s Office
Senator Bob Corker’s Office
Congressman Jim Cooper’s Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Small Business Administration
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
Nashville Career Advancement Center
Metro Codes Department
Metro Development and Housing Agency
Metro Health Department
Metro Planning Department
Metro Water Services
American Institute of Architects
Associated Builders and Contractors
Associated General Contractors
Association of Contingency Planners
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Bar Association
Nashville Electric Service
Nashville Technology Council
Public Relations Society of America
Tennessee Bankers Association
Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers
Urban Land Institute

July 6th deadline for FEMA registration approaches
The deadline to register for federal assistance following last month’s flood is July 6th.

If you have received a U.S. SBA disaster loan application for physical damages, it must be completed and returned to SBA by July 6 to be eligible for other federal assistance.

As you begin to recover from the floods, insurance may not meet all your needs. Federal assistance from FEMA may help with expenses insurance does not cover, so register with FEMA even if you have insurance.


Anyone wanting to volunteer to assist with disaster relief should visit the website for Hands on Nashville to register and search for volunteer opportunities. In the Middle Tennessee area, dial 211 to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

CFMT collecting separate funds for Nashville and State of Tennessee

In partnership with Davidson County’s Office of Emergency Management, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has activated its Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund to help to those affected by the May 2010 floods. Donations of any size are welcome. Grants from the fund will be made to organizations supporting relief and restoration in the Davidson County area.

Give to Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund here.

Give to Tennessee Emergency Response Fund here.

Flood Victims Eligible for Legal Assistance

A toll-free legal assistance line is available for victims of recent storms and flooding in the counties that have been designated as federal disaster areas. Victims facing legal issues may call (888) 395-9297 or visit this website. Victims who qualify for assistance will be matched with Tennessee lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal help.

Rental Housing

A database of available rental housing has been created online to help displaced residents find temporary homes. Displaced residents can also call a toll-free, bilingual call center at 1-877-428-8844, available M-F, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. CST.

Location of remaining DRCs as of 6/16/10:
Cheatham County
NOTE: DRC will convert to a Loan Outreach Center Friday, June 18. Please note new location.
100 Public Square, Suite 90
Ashland City, TN 37015

Davidson County
100 Oaks Mall (near the Hollywood 27 Theatre)
719 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204

Hartman Park Community Center
2801 Tucker Road
Nashville, TN 37218

Bellevue Community Center
656 Colice Jeanne Road
Nashville TN 37221

Dickson County
Emergency Management Office
284 Cowan Road
Dickson, TN 37055

Hickman County
NOTE: DRC will convert to a Loan Outreach Center Friday, June 18.
Centerville Church of Christ
138 N. Central Ave.
Centerville, TN 37033

Humphreys County
Lot at Police and Fire Departments
103 E. Main St.
Waverly, TN 37185

Montgomery County
NOTE: DRC will convert to a Loan Outreach Center Friday, June 18.
Montgomery County Civic Hall
350 Pageant Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040

Perry County
Perry County Community Center
113 Factory St.
Linden, TN 37096

Rutherford County
Old Smyrna Police Dept
315 S. Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167

Sumner County
Volunteer State Community College
Wood Campus Center (2nd Floor)
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

Williamson County
Franklin City Hall
109 Third Ave.
Franklin, TN 37064

Wilson County
Prime Outlets of Lebanon #35
1 Outlet Village Blvd.
Lebanon, TN 37090

West Tennessee

Carroll County
Carroll Municipal Complex
625 High St.
Huntingdon, TN 38344

Dyer County
Dyersburg Mall
2700 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024

Gibson County
County Fairgrounds
1242 Manufacturer’s Row
Trenton, TN 38382

Haywood County
Parks and Recreation Building
100 Boyd Ave.
Brownsville, TN 38012

Henderson County
Henderson County Fairground Building
106 First St.
Lexington, TN 38351

Madison County
West Forest Family Medical Clinic
779 West Forest Ave.
Jackson, TN 38301

Shelby County
Millington Civic Center
8077 Wilkinsville
Millington, TN 38353

Tipton County
National Guard Armory
4500 Mueller Brass Road
Centerville, TN 37033

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