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 4, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hazard mitigation specialists as guests of Home Depot Improvement Centers and Lowe's Home Improvement Centers in the Memphis area will be available to the public to provide guidance and advice aimed at assisting those repairing or rebuilding their homes following the recent severe weather. The specialists will be available to answer questions and offer guidance with rebuilding their properties in a stronger and safer manner in order to be more disaster resistant.
August 2, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- Two Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open Monday, August 4th to assist Tennessee residents and business owners who suffered losses during the July 21st and 22nd severe storms, high winds and heavy rain. The centers will be open Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., until further notice. The DRC locations are:
August 1, 2003
News Release
Nashville, TN -- Residents of Shelby County are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance for losses suffered as a result of the severe storm that struck the southwestern part of the state on July 21-22. President Bush on July 29 ordered federal disaster aid for Tennessee to help families and businesses recover from the affects of the storm.

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