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 18, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- Two new U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster recovery workshops opened today in Memphis to assist individuals and businesses affected by the July 21st - 22nd severe storms, high winds and heavy rain. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will also be on hand to assist individuals with their questions about the various FEMA/State disaster aid programs; however, the primary mission of the new workshops is to assist applicants with completing and returning their SBA loan applications.
August 15, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- A total of $3,803,105 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.
August 14, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- Tennesseeans who sustained storm damage during the July 21st - 22nd severe storms, high winds and heavy rain should consider applying for federal/state disaster assistance whether or not they have settled with their insurance company, disaster officials said today. Recovery officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) urge everyone with storm losses to apply for disaster aid to protect against unpleasant surprises.
August 13, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Pyramid Building, #1 Auction Avenue, in Memphis, is scheduled to close Saturday, August 16, at 7:00 p.m. While operational, since August 4th, the DRC served 145 residents.
August 12, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- Disaster assistance information is a phone call away for residents of Fayette and Shelby counties, following President Bush's disaster declaration on July 29, 2003. Those who sustained damage during the July 21st -22nd severe storms, high winds and heavy rain, and who are unable to visit one of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), can learn about federal and state disaster aid by calling FEMA's Helpline, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The speech or hearing impaired should call TTY 1-800-462-7585.
August 11, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN - Disaster applicants who applied for assistance after sustaining damage as a result of the July 21st - 22nd severe storms, high winds and heavy rain and who will later receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration, should take the time to fill it out, even if a loan is not desired, urged disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

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