Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1387)

Incident period: July 27, 2001 to August 22, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 15, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 9, 2001
News Release
Greeneville, TN -- Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Tennessee to the seven disaster-stricken counties of Tennessee now stands at $5,549,095.
October 8, 2001
News Release
Greeneville, TN -- Residents and business owners in Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Shelby, Unicoi and Washington counties, who sustained damage from the severe storm flooding during the period of July 27 through August 22, 2001, have until October 15, to apply for disaster assistance. October 15 is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
September 12, 2001
News Release
Greeneville, TN -- Federal and state disaster assistance to the seven disaster-stricken Tennessee counties topped $3 million Wednesday, with more than 423 checks sent directly to individuals and families who qualified for the various assistance programs and who sustained losses.
September 11, 2001
News Release
Greeneville, TN -- A toll-free Disaster Information Helpline - 1-800-525-0321(1-800-462-7585 for the hearing impaired) - has been established for those who were affected by the recent severe storms and flooding and who have already registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 10, 2001
News Release
Greeneville, TN -- Disaster-aid applicants who are not eligible for a low-interest loan from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be eligible for a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual and Family Grant program. Unlike loans, the FEMA grants of up to $14,400 do not have to be repaid.
September 7, 2001
News Release
Greeneville, TN -- Greeneville, TN September 7, 2001 -- Most federal and state disaster assistance programs are designed to meet emergency needs in the form of disaster grants for immediate housing requirements and emergency repairs. These programs are meant to help people begin their recovery; they are not designed to return people's lives to their pre-disaster conditions.


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