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Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1456)

Incident period: February 14, 2003 to February 26, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 20, 2003


May 9, 2003 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $6239034.16 $754985.05 $5428511.09
Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:41 (Updated daily)

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