Flood - May 2010

Department Members Displaced by the Flood or Having Other SIgnificant Challenges

  • Linda Stewart was evacuated from her home in Old Hickory by boat. Update 3May10: Her house can only be accessed by boat; many nearby houses have two feet of water inside.
    • Linda saw her house and neighborhood on 6May10 - they were disasters
    • Update 14May10: Linda had a good meeting with FEMA May 13. Contractors have begun work, covered by her flood insurance. Her car was a total loss but was insured. Linda expects to be ready for help on May 22.
    • Update 21May10: I may need help on May 29. Tomorrow May 22nd is my mother's 78th birthday. (LDS)
  • Aixiang Jiang and her daughter were also evacuated by boat safely from their home. They are currently staying at a local church. Their house and garage are badly flooded.
    • Update 4May10: Over 10 division members are helping Aixiang to sort through the damage to her home. They are currently in the process of removing her floors and searching for dampness that could pose potential problems.
  • David Biagi's basement is flooded
    • Update: David's basement should be finished today; all ok
  • Bashar Shakhtour and family are without power and are staying at his brother-in-law's home
    • Update: Bashar and his family are back home and have power; all ok
  • Audrey Carvajal is marooned in Bellevue because of streets being underwater or impassable
    • Update: Audrey is no longer stranded; all ok
  • Patrick Arbogast is marooned in Bellevue with streets under 3 feet of water. His house isn't flooded but he is without power. Update: No longer stranded. All ok.
  • WJ Cunningham has flooding in his basement (where his studio is located) and first floor
    • Update: no serious damage;all ok
  • Abby Burke's back yard is flooded and she has no power or water; she is starting cleanup today (3May)
    • Update: river no longer runs through yard; all ok
  • If anyone has a sump pump that Steven Chen could borrow, his crawlspace is flooded and has dislocated his water heater.
    • Steven's basement is now dry; all ok
  • Kimberly Crimin has a flooded garage where she was storing things that didn't fit into the rental house.
  • Robert Greevy had the first floor of his house submerged in ~5 ft of flood water. He, Bess, and their 3 week old baby are staying at Tatsuki's while he's out of the country. Needs:
    • Information on the logistics of rebuilding. The blueprints for his home, floor plan, and wiring plan. Guidance on code permits, where and when to apply. Information on how to fill out the casualty loss tax amendment paper work - Peggy is working on this.
    • Peggy has compiled some information about IRS forms, instructions, etc.connected with flood relief. Please let her know if you would like a copy.
    • We have the grounds in pretty good shape and are moving to washing and storing items for the renovation process. We are pretty good on bleach and sponges. Drying cloths, storage bins, and packing paper or newspaper to wrap delicates will be a great help. - RG

Getting Help | Flood Web Resource


  • Many department members stand ready to help; Frank has a list; please e-mail him if you would like to be added to the list
  • Department members who are affected by the flood should contact Frank when they are ready for help or need a place to stay. Please take advantage of our many volunteers!
  • As of 5PM today, Gary Force Toyota will work with any flood victims who have lost their car(s) to obtain new transportation. With proof of loss, they are providing $500 towards any purchase which can be applied as down payment. Gloria Russell 1-270-843-4321 or 1-800 755-1265.

Greevy Assist - Sign Up

Date Persons Coming Comments
May 12 Bryan + 3-4 friends (~6pm) Big thanks to Cathy, Dana, Dan A., Dan B., Bryan, and Bryan's friends for tremendous help in clearing out brush, trees, railroad ties, and part of someone's fence. - RG
May 13 Cole Beck (~6pm)
Jeremy Stephens (~6pm)

Kristen Kotter (~6pm)

Big thanks to Cathy, Dan A., Cole, Jeremy, Kristen, Svetlana, and JoAnn for moving brush and debris to curb. Public Works came again this morning to collect trash, so we got it there just in time. - RG
May 14 Chang Yu (5pm)
Leena Choi/PM
Zhouwen Liu (5pm)
Alex Zhao (5pm)
Pengcheng Lu (5pm)
Ayumi Shintani (1pm - 5pm)
Evening work canceled due to thunderstorms.
May 15 Chuck left 6 plastic storage bins at 8013. Robert - let me know if you need a different kind. I can exchange and get what is needed. We have the grounds in pretty good shape and are moving to washing and storing items for the renovation process. We are pretty good on bleach and sponges. Drying cloths, storage bins, and packing paper or newspaper to wrap delicates will be a great help. Cloths and bins on the way Sat. noon -FH
May 16 Frank AM
May 22 Leena PM Tremendous thanks to everyone for amazing help in demolishing, cleaning, packing, and eating. This week Joe and I will be organizing and clearing out the first floor. By the weekend, we'll be far enough along that help will be great. We hope to be ready for a big sweeping and nail pulling and raking and bagging debris day this coming weekend.
May 29 Dan Byrne 11am
Yuwei Zhu/Zhouwen Liu (8:30 AM)
Pengcheng Lu 9am

We have put together a resource document for those affected by the flood that will help you identify places that provide food. It is below and in the attached document. We hope you are all doing ok. Please feel free to call us should you need connection to other resources at the Flood Resource and Coordination Center. The number is 615-322-4356. Post needs you have from others on the "Vanderbilt Helping Vanderbilt" site available through the Vanderbilt home page.
Robin Steaban
Flood Resource and Coordination Center
Food Resources

Gift Cards
$200 EAP (Employee Assistance Program). Availability is based on need.
Red Cross $150 maximum per case/family

Food Distribution
Emergency Food Boxes- Boxes contain enough nonperishable food for 4 people for 3 days, are available at:

Hamilton United Methodist Church
3105 Hamilton Church Road
Antioch, TN 37013
Phone: 615-361-7210
Hours of Operation: Mondays  & Wednesdays 4pm-6pm,
Saturdays 9am-12Noon

Temple Baptist Church
3720 Kings Lane
Nashville, TN
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 1pm -3pm & Saturdays 10am-1pm
Phone:  615-876-4084

Eastminister Presbyterian Church
3930 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN
Phone: 615-262-5531
Hours of Operation: Mondays 11am-12Noon & 1pm-3pm

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
1628 8th Ave. North
Nashville, TN
Phone: 615-242-3156
Hours of Operation: Fridays 8:30am-11am

Christian Cooperative Ministries
201 Madison Street
Nashville, TN
Phone: 615-868-6865
Hours of Operation: Monday -Friday 9am-12:15pm

New Life Seventh Day Adventist
208 Gatewood Avenue
Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-228-7505
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9am-12Noon
Watkins Park Community Center
616 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN
Phone: 615-862-8468
Hours of Operation: Wednesdays & Thursdays 12Noon-2pm

Edgehill Center
935 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, TN
Phone: 615-256-5108
Hours of Operation: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 10am-12Noon
Thursdays 4pm-6pm

New Song Christian Fellowship
2949 Nolensville Road
Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-837-9353
Hours of Operation: Thursdays 2pm-5pm
Fridays 11am-2pm

East Nashville Cooperative Ministry
807 Main Street
Nashville, TN
Phone: 615-244-7312
Hours of Operation: Monday -Friday 10am-12Noon & 1pm-2pm
Saint Luke's Community House
5601 New York Avenue
Nashville, TN
Phone: 615-350-7893
Hours of Operation: Monday -Friday 9am-1:30pm

Grocery Bags of Groceries, Ready to Eat Meals, Water

Oasis Center
Address: Old Hickory & Nolensville Rd, Lenox Village
Phone: 615-331-0202
Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm 

Bottled Water
* Hours of Distribution: 9am-7pm
* Bottled Water Sites:

Nashville Fairgrounds

Antioch Middle School
5050 Blue Hole Road

Bellevue Middle School
655 Colice Jeanne Road

Pearl Cohn High School
904 26th Avenue North

Bailey Middle School
2000 Greenwood Avenue

Two Rivers Baptist Church
2800 McGavock Pike
Topic revision: r51 - 29 May 2010, PengchengLu

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