Tennessee Severe Storms, High Winds, and Heavy Rain (DR-1482)

Incident period: July 21, 2003 to July 22, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 29, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 27, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- Memphis, Tenn., physician Randall Davis and his wife Teresa have seen the destruction severe weather can bring. They understand and appreciate the value of protecting themselves against such havoc; they have decided to do something about it. The Davises are currently constructing a new home and uppermost in their minds is the inclusion of a safe room in their home, while their home is under construction.
August 25, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have announced the next two weeks operational hours for the three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and two SBA workshops located in the Memphis area. The DRCs and SBA workshops are open to assist residents of Fayette and Shelby counties who sustained damages during the July 21st - 22nd, 2003, severe storms, high winds and heavy rain. The offices, their locations, hours of operation and closed dates are as follows:
August 22, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN - A total of $5,878,995 in federal and state disaster aid has been approved thus far for Fayette and Shelby County residents who were affected by the July 21st and 22nd, 2003 severe storms, high winds and heavy rain. President Bush, at the request of Gov. Phil Bredesen, made the disaster declaration on July 29. Of the $5.8 million, 3,905 Shelby County residents have applied for and received $5,841,642 in disaster aid, while 24 Fayette County residents have received $37,353 in aid.
August 22, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN - State and federal disaster management officials will open two additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Memphis on Monday, August 25th, to assist residents of Shelby and Fayette counties who suffered losses during the July 21st - 22nd severe storms, high winds and heavy rain. The new DRCs will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, August 25th through 30th.
August 21, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- For individuals who suffered property damage or were economically injured by the severe storms, high winds and heavy rain of July 21st and 22nd, legal help is now available under an agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.
August 20, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN - The deadline for workers in Shelby and Fayette counties, who were affected by the July 21st - 22nd severe storms, high winds and heavy rain, to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is fast approaching, federal and state disaster recovery officials said today. Shelby County workers have through August 29th to apply for DUA while Fayette County workers have through September 8th to apply.

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