Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1456)
Incident period: February 14, 2003 to February 26, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 20, 2003
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 9, 2003
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee and federal officials encourage area residents who suffered damage or losses from the recent onslaught of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to register for disaster assistance as soon as possible. On May 8, President Bush declared 20 Tennessee counties eligible for a wide range of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state programs to help individuals and businesses recover from the devastation caused by storms that struck the state beginning May 4.
April 14, 2003
Atlanta, GA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared two additional western Tennessee counties eligible for reimbursement for disaster-related damage to public property caused by severe storms in mid-February. Hardin and Lauderdale counties join 26 other Tennessee counties declared eligible for Public Assistance on March 14 by President Bush. The counties were added after a review of damage data gathered in continuing assessments by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
March 20, 2003
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has authorized the use of federal disaster funds to help communities in Tennessee recover from the effects of severe winter storms that struck the state last month.