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

August 28, 2001
News Release
Greeneville, TN -- A special toll-free telephone number is in operation for people affected by the recent severe storms and flooding to apply for disaster assistance. The number can be used to apply for a wide range of state, federal and voluntary disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state officials.
August 27, 2001
News Release
Greeneville, TN -- Individuals, families and businesses located in seven Tennessee counties affected by severe storms and flooding which occurred during the period July 27 through August 22, 2001, are now eligible to apply for federal assistance, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The designated counties are: Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Shelby, Unicoi and Washington.
August 22, 2001
News Release
Greeneville, TN -- Federal disaster assistance has been expanded to include aid for local governments in Carter and Unicoi counties affected by the recent severe storms and flooding in Tennessee, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the additional assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
August 15, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster funds have been made available for Tennessee to help communities in the counties of Cocke, Greene, Johnson and Washington recover from the effects of a series of recent storms that struck the eastern part of the state, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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