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 18, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- As the recovery from Tennessee's May disaster progresses, the call-in hours for the registration line are being reduced because of diminished demand, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said today. The telephone lines are now available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To date, 11,420 people have registered for assistance in Tennessee since the federal declaration of disaster on May 8.
June 17, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the mobile disaster recovery center serving the Jackson area at 1325 East Chester Street will close down at 6 p.m. Friday, June 20. The center, which was deployed to east Jackson May 28, will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until then.
June 17, 2003
News Release
June 16, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- In a potentially dangerous severe weather situation would you (and your family) rather be among the first or among the last to know? Hint: first is a whole lot better and it doesn't cost much. The price of a no-frills NOAA Weather Radio is about $20. A weather radio provides instant access to the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use -- information that can save your life.
June 16, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- Among the first to arrive and the last to leave disasters, volunteer and church agencies will be helping Tennesseans hammered by violent May storms long after most emergency responders have gone home. "Long-term recovery takes time and commitment," said Ken Skalitzky, volunteer agency coordinator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Tennessee.
June 13, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is upgrading its computer system this weekend, a process that will affect people calling the agency's toll-free registration and Helpline number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TDD number, 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired.

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