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March 15, 1999
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tornado disaster victims in Tennessee have received a total of $16.1 million in aid as of today. More than 1,942 Tennesseans have applied for the various forms of federal/state aid so far. The application period will close March 19. Those who have not already applied should call 1-800-462-9029 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.
February 23, 1999
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent tornadoes have just a short time to visit FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers in Clarksville and Jackson, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today.
February 3, 1999
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center begins a series of visits through seven counties ravaged by January's tornadoes Thursday, Febuary 4, with its first stop scheduled in Huron at the Westover community of Henderson County.
February 2, 1999
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than 1,500 applicants have registered for disaster aid and $211,695 in temporary housing grants disbursed to 253 storm victims as a result of last month's rash of tornadoes in Tennessee. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has also issued nine checks totaling $412,900 to homeowners and renters who suffered severe losses in the storms. The low-interest SBA loans will permit the storm victims to replace or repair their damaged homes and personal property.
February 1, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Residents of tornado-prone areas can get information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about how to build a "safe room" in their homes that can provide protection against deadly tornadoes. The 25-page illustrated FEMA publication, Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your House , outlines the basics of in-house safe room shelter design, including construction plans, materials and construction cost estimates.
January 29, 1999
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- State and federal disaster management officials will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Jackson and Clarksville Monday in order to answer questions and expedite information about assistance available to residents who suffered losses in recent tornado strikes.
January 25, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Conditions continue to improve in Tennessee after an additional round of severe weather that included tornadoes hit the state on Jan. 21 - 22. FEMA Director Witt, along with Regional, State and local officials, visited Clarksville (Montgomery County) and Benton and Jackson counties on Jan. 23.
January 19, 1999
WASHINGTON, D. C. -- Twelve counties in tornado-ravaged western Tennessee have been designated eligible for federal assistance by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under President Clinton's major disaster declaration issued for the state this morning.