Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1464)

Incident period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 8, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 25, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- The mobile disaster recovery center in Lexington will close at 6 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2003, after a five-day run, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The center at 547 West Church Street is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. this week. Disaster recovery specialists from FEMA, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Small Business Administration are staffing the center to explain assistance programs and answer questions from area residents who suffered losses in May's tornadoes, severe storms and flooding.
June 23, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- The disaster recovery center in Jackson will transition this Wednesday to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan assistance center, state and federal officials announced today.
June 23, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee's disaster victims have only two weeks to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for state and federal assistance for damage suffered during May's tornadoes, flooding and severe storms. While registrations cannot be accepted after the July 7 deadline, FEMA will continue to process all applications received before the deadline.
June 20, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- More than $33 million in state and federal aid has been disbursed to Tennessee residents and businesses since May's onslaught of storms, tornadoes and flooding was declared a federal disaster. Disaster assistance in Tennessee includes these totals:
June 19, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today issued a reminder that aggressive action will be taken against any criminal attempt to defraud the federal government in connection with victims of Tennessee's tornadoes, severe storms and flooding. "Managing a multi-million dollar disaster program always means walking a fine line between bringing speedy service to those who need it and ensuring that taxpayer dollars are not misused," said John D. White, director of TEMA.
June 19, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that a mobile disaster recovery center will open in Henderson County on Monday. The center, at 547 West Church Street, Lexington, will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 23-27. Disaster recovery specialists from FEMA, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Small Business Administration will staff the center to explain assistance programs and answer questions from area residents who suffered losses in May's tornadoes, severe storms and flooding.

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