Decatur County Emergency Management

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee
06/04/2019

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

Shower and thunderstorm chances will continue to increase across the Mid-South late this week into the upcoming weekend. 3 to 5 inches of rain is possible during this period, especially between Thursday through Saturday.

Update on the Disaster Assistance.
05/20/2019

Update on the Disaster Assistance.

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee
05/08/2019

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

Several waves of heavy rainfall are expected across the Mid-South through the weekend. Rain totals between this afternoon and Sunday may exceed 4 inches in some areas. Expect some changes in this map, but don't forget your umbrella!

05/01/2019
Update on the weather!!!!
04/18/2019

Update on the weather!!!!

Latest update on severe weather risk. Threat has diminished across parts of east-central Arkansas, Northwest MS and SW TN. Best chance for severe weather is south and east of a Charleston, MS to Savannah line.

04/17/2019
WKJQ 97.3FM

WKJQ 97.3FM

!!!!!!!!!!!!FYI: Road Closure!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Decatur County Highway Department will be replacing the Clark Bridge on Clark Rd off Hwy 114. Beginning Monday April 22nd Clark Bridge will be Closed! If anyone has any questions they can contact the HWY DEPT at 852-2511

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee
04/17/2019

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

Midsouth Severe Weather threat and Storm Rainfall Totals for Thursday. Have a way to receive warnings and a plan to take action!

Upcoming weather this week!!
04/16/2019

Upcoming weather this week!!

Next Midsouth storm is on our doorstep. Here's the latest severe threat and expected rainfall totals for the end of the work week.

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee
04/13/2019

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

Here's the latest thinking on the timing of severe weather across the Mid-South this evening and overnight. These times aren't set in stone, so much sure you keep up with the weather trends throughout the evening hours.

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee
04/05/2019

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

Updated severe weather outlook for Saturday. Main risks: large hail and damaging winds late Saturday afternoon and evening.

Tennessee River Valley News
03/23/2019

Tennessee River Valley News

Governor Lee Request Pres. Trump For Disaster Relief; Decatur, Hardin, Perry and Wayne Included

Flooding and Severe Storms Cause $151.3 Million Impact to Local and State Emergency Response, Infrastructure, & Roads

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sent a formal request today to President Donald Trump for a Major Disaster Declaration to make federal recovery assistance available to city and county jurisdictions impacted in February’s significant flooding and severe storms.

“The severe flooding has left many Tennessee jurisdictions unsure about how to fund the unexpected need to repair infrastructure and pay for their emergency measures,” and Gov. Lee said. “I believe we have demonstrated the need for federal assistance is necessary and if granted, will lessen some of the financial burden on local resources for flood response and recovery.”

Since the heavy rain, major flooding, and severe storms began on Feb. 6, 83 of Tennessee’s 95 counties have reported some level of flood damage and severe weather impact.

Gov. Lee’s request specifically asks the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make the Public Assistance (PA) program available to 58 Tennessee counties impacted by the flooding and severe storms from Feb. 6, 2019, onward.

The PA request includes the counties of: Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Cheatham, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Coffee, Decatur, Dekalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fentress, Gibson, Giles, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Hawkins, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Lauderdale, Lewis, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall, McNairy, Moore, Morgan, Obion, Overton, Perry, Rhea, Roane, Robertson, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Smith, Tipton, Unicoi, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, and Weakley.

On March 8, 2019, Director Patrick Sheehan of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) requested FEMA send federal teams to Tennessee to begin joint Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) to quantify the magnitude of the flooding damage at the county level.

Based on the FEMA joint PDAs, the requested counties demonstrated they had met or surpassed federally-established loss thresholds to qualify for relief through FEMA’s PA program.

The qualifying losses for county, municipal, state agency, and utility infrastructure impacts and emergency expenditures totaled $68.3 million due to the flooding and severe storms.
“We expect to add more counties to both FEMA’s preliminary damage assessments and to the Major Disaster Declaration request,” Sheehan said. “As flood waters recede in other impacted counties, we are confident with additional time, more damages will surface which will meet and exceed the federal per capita loss requirements.”
FEMA’s PA program reimburses local and state governments, utilities, and certain private, non-profit organizations for emergency protective measures and debris removal, and for repairs to roads and bridges, water control facilities, buildings, and equipment as the result of a federally-declared disaster.

Information about FEMA's PA program is at: https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.
Gov. Lee’s declaration request also asks FEMA to make available the federal Individual Assistance (IA) program in the counties of Decatur, Hardin, Humphreys, Perry, and Sevier, which, if awarded, would provide direct help to Tennessee residents in the requested counties who demonstrate eligibility for the IA program.

Information on FEMA’s IA program is at: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4294-4297/updates/fact-sheet-what-femas-individual-assistance-program.

This week, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) received $10 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help expedite repairs to the state’s highway network. The department currently estimates damages from February’s storms total more than $83 million. TDOT has already initiated 32 emergency contracts in the amount of $56 million. TDOT will continue to work closely with the FHWA for reimbursement for these costs.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is coordinating with partners to assist farmers following the excessive rainfall. Flooding and washouts in low-lying areas and river bottomlands, particularly in West Tennessee, have affected winter wheat and cover crops, which are planted to protect against soil loss. Farmers in counties experiencing a crop loss of 30 percent or more may qualify for a USDA Secretarial Disaster Designation, making them and farmers in adjacent counties eligible to apply for low-interest emergency loans.
“Governor Lee and I have seen firsthand the impact of this flooding on farmers,” Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “We will continue to work with USDA to ensure that damage assessments are conducted, and we are prepared to support agricultural disaster designations where appropriate. It’s critical that these farms return to operation as soon as possible, particularly with the planting season upon us.”
More information about resources for farmers affected by flooding is available at: www.tn.gov/agriculture
The State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville has been operational since February 23, 2019, and Tennessee remains in a State of Emergency due to the ongoing flooding in many middle and west Tennessee counties.
Flood recovery information on debris removal, donations, volunteering, and myriad other resources is available at https://www.tn.gov/tema/get-involved/flooding-and-severe-weather-response.html.

03/15/2019

Beech River Baptist Association Disaster Relief will begin flood recovery operations on or about March 25. This will consist of removing contents, drywall, or paneling, insulation, flooring, etc. at no labor charge. To speed up operations, please begin emailing the following information to [email protected] : name of property, owner, name of resident, phone number, address and whether it is a house or trailer. You may also text this information to 731-614-7132.

03/14/2019

Tornado Watch extended to 7 p.m. for Decatur County!!! Stay aware!!
***Canceled***

03/14/2019

Tornado Watch for Decatur County until 12pm.
Please monitor the weather!!

Here is a flow chart that shows the process of what takes place after a disaster. Hopefully, this gives a better picture...
03/12/2019

Here is a flow chart that shows the process of what takes place after a disaster. Hopefully, this gives a better picture than someone trying to explain it.

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee
03/12/2019

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

Here is a look at the Midsouth Severe Weather Threat for late Wednesday and again for Thursday. Damaging winds is our main concern.

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee
03/10/2019

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

We'll have a chance for light rain Monday and Tuesday across portions of the Mid-South, but heavier rainfall is expected midweek. Rainfall amounts exceeding 2 inches will be possible, especially east of the Mississippi River. This may aggravate ongoing river flooding.

03/09/2019

Tornado Watch till 5pm for Decatur County. Please stay updated with weather this evening!!

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee
03/09/2019

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

🌪️Know where to go when sheltering from a tornado! Come up with a plan before it's too late

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee
03/09/2019

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

Here is the latest severe weather update. Enhanced risk has been pushed west to cover most of the Mid-South. Stay weather aware today!

03/09/2019
US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

US National Weather Service Memphis Tennessee

Here’s the latest on the severe weather potential for late tonight and Saturday. This is still a developing situation, so keep up with forecast updates.

03/07/2019

Monday March 11, 2019 at 6pm. There will a meeting at the Decatur County Courthouse to update everyone impacted by the flooding. EMA, Property Assessor, Mayor, Sheriff and Road Supervisor will be present. Everyone encouraged to attend.

TNL Today
03/07/2019

TNL Today

Home or structure damaged by the flood? Who do I need to call?

Flood waters have started to recede but there are still many residents unable to leave their homes. As soon as all roads are clear and passable, Decatur County EMA is expected to begin damage assessments. These assessments are very important in determining what type, and how much, if any, assistance will be available to both the county at large and individuals. According to Decatur County EMA Andrew Sparks, FEMA (Federal) has to wait until county assessments are sent to TEMA (State) and TEMA then sends to FEMA before any determinations of aid can be made. Sparks noted this could be a drawn out process due to the amount of counties in Tennessee affected by the flood.

According to Assessor of Property Steve Glass, approximately 12% of Decatur County including an estimated 325 primary residences suffered flood damage. Glass encourages anyone with any type of structure damaged by flood waters to contact his office so it can be adjusted to reflect the loss of property. Glass said the sooner the better, but his office has to receive notice by no later than June 1, 2019 or the tax rate will reflect the property as an improvement. For more information, contact Steve Glass, Assessor of Property at (731) 852-3117.

If a residence has been severely damaged and NOT going to be replaced, E-911 requests you call 852-3911 so they can make the necessary corrections to the 911 address.

For more information, call (731) 257-1096.

photo: Andrew Sparks and Steve Glass look over maps of parcels affected by the flood and the corresponding 911 addresses.

03/04/2019

Just a Reminder!!!! The Red Cross has a point of distribution set up at First Baptist Church in Parsons. They have meals available along with other supplies for people affected by the flood. Be sure to go get what you need!!! They are open 9-4pm. Thanks

03/02/2019
News

Statement regarding procedures for electrical restoring to flooded areas.

Please make plans to attend this event.
03/01/2019

Please make plans to attend this event.

TOMORROW SATURDAY 11am.

All’S going as well as it can be. Red Cross, EMA, and TWRA WILL BE HERE tomorrow, They will be set up to answer any questions. We gotta face it’s gonna get a little more complicated before it gets better. We will post here all we know and continue to keep this community up front, where we need to be.

Rameys bbq and many other volunteers here for anyone that is displaced temporarily to get a great meal, hugs and information. We will get through this!

Photos from Decatur County Emergency Management's post
03/01/2019

Photos from Decatur County Emergency Management's post

03/01/2019

We have bottled water available for pick up at the EMA building 81 West Holly Street Extended for anyone affected by the flood. First come first serve. Also have sand bags left if anyone needs them before the rain this weekend.

Weather Update for the weekend. Please share with the people along the river.
03/01/2019

Weather Update for the weekend. Please share with the people along the river.

03/01/2019

We have been notified that areas in the south end of Decatur County have had the water shut-off. We are working to get supplies of water for the citizens affected that will be available for pick up. We will update via this page when it’s available.

The current river stage at Perryville is 378.12. We crested early this morning and are expecting to see the river to see...
02/28/2019

The current river stage at Perryville is 378.12. We crested early this morning and are expecting to see the river to see the river start coming down over the coming days.

Please share..Get on the list if you need help with cleaning. If you’re wanting to help see the link at the bottom.
02/28/2019

Please share..Get on the list if you need help with cleaning. If you’re wanting to help see the link at the bottom.

A few things to go over tonight. 1. The river level has been updated but it is highly likely it will change. Currently c...
02/27/2019

A few things to go over tonight.
1. The river level has been updated but it is highly likely it will change. Currently cresting Friday morning.
2. We still have sandbags at the Decatur County Highway Dept. Come get what you need.
3. We are very thankful for all the generosity that has been shown to our Emergency Family.
4. To clear any possible rumors, TDOT bridge inspector stated everything was ok with the Perryville Bridge. TDOT inspected it this evening.

Fisherdale Marina
02/27/2019

Fisherdale Marina

It’s bad... but We got this! We will continue to feed you and keep this family together. Saturday. ...Fisherdale and Rameys BBQ will be providing amazing Bbq, drinks and food so WE ALL can get through this together. We will serve here....somewhere between our house an fisherdale...depending on the water....God willing this water will be down some So please come let us help you with a full belly to work through this.

02/27/2019
Decatur County Sheriff's Office

Decatur County Sheriff's Office

Our office has received numerous calls and complaints of high traffic volume in the areas most affected by the river flooding in our county. At this time, we ask that sight seers refrain from driving through or boating in these areas. For those who have boats and live in these areas, we ask that you treat these areas as no wake zones to prevent any further damage.

02/26/2019

Be advised that we have multiple main roads flooded at this time and as the water comes up there will be more roads that will flood. We will be listing and updating this list as more primary roads become flooded. Also be advised that many secondary roads in and around the river are flooded at this time.
Highway 69 S at Stewman's Creek and Doe Creek
Vise Loop
Cherokee Heights
Lost Creek
Haynes Roads at Hog Creek
Tomlin Chapel Road
Pevahouse Camp Road
Presley Ridge Road
Cedar Bluff
Mt. Caramel rd

Morning update is back in the right direction.
02/26/2019

Morning update is back in the right direction.

New update on river level. This time it’s in the wrong direction. Also, it appears our crest time has been pushed furt...
02/26/2019

New update on river level. This time it’s in the wrong direction. Also, it appears our crest time has been pushed further out till Wednesday night. Please share!!! When the water is this high every inch matters.

02/26/2019
WKJQ 97.3FM

WKJQ 97.3FM

The Decatur Co Red Cross Shelter will be moved to the Civic Center tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10:30. Please wait and deliver donations to the civic center tomorrow between 1-6 pm. Also they have enough diapers at this time and are in greater need of other items on the list. The list is posted on our page. Thank you all!
Note: The Civic Center is closed to the public until further notice.

**Update** TVA has lowered the crest a little which is great news. However, we still are expected to rise some more befo...
02/25/2019

**Update** TVA has lowered the crest a little which is great news. However, we still are expected to rise some more before Wednesday. More and more roads are becoming impassable please use caution. Turn Around Don’t Drown!!!

We want to thank the Riverside football and baseball teams for helping fill sandbags today.  Also thanks to Frosty Topps...
02/25/2019

We want to thank the Riverside football and baseball teams for helping fill sandbags today. Also thanks to Frosty Topps for feeding them. We have sandbags available to anyone that the rising floodwaters will effect. They are located at the Decatur County Highway Dept. First come first serve till we are out.

Share please
02/25/2019

Share please

Address

81 W Holley Street Ext
Parsons, TN
38363

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Decatur County Emergency Management posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Decatur County Emergency Management:

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Government Organizations in Parsons

Show All