Johnson City flooding: Cleaning buckets, trained ERT workers needed for response

Johnson City flooding: Cleaning buckets, trained ERT workers needed for response

Holston Conference workers will assist the Washington County Emergency Management Agency in cleaning up at least 80 homes damaged by flash flooding on Aug. 5, according to Disaster Response Coordinator Jim Fetzer.

"There will probably be more than 80. That's just the beginning," he said. A Holston team will arrive in the Johnson City area on Sunday, Aug. 12. 

Members who have completed Early Response Training are requested to email Ralph Brock to indicate their availability to assist in the weeks ahead.

See also: How to help Buffalo Mountain Camp  


Churches are also requested to assemble UMCOR Cleaning Buckets (see instructions). The following districts have announced collection points:

Cleveland District 
District office, 1500 Grace Street SW, Cleveland. Please call first: (423) 476-8221.

Johnson City District 
District office, 2615 S. Roan Street, Suite 106, Johnson City. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also: Cherokee UMC.

Kingsport District
District office, 618 Watauga Street, Kingsport. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Call (423) 224-1533.

Knoxville District   
District office, 4630 Holston Drive, Knoxville. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buckets available by calling (865) 470-7005.

Morristown District 
District office, 112 East First North Street, Morristown. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call first at (423) 586-2942. Also: Asbury UMC in Greeneville.

Tazewell District
District office, 308 East Main Street, Tazewell. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: (276) 988-4891. Also: Dennison UMC in Rosedale.   

Members in other districts should contact their district offices for information.  


See also:
"Dry Creek community hit hard by Sunday night's floods," WJHL.com