NASHVILLE, Tenn -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today amended its disaster declaration for Tennessee for the severe storms and flooding in September storms by adding Unicoi County to the 13 already eligible for Public Assistance to state and local governments.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) warn that disasters sometimes bring out scam artists, price gougers and dishonest operators who try to capitalize on the misfortunes of others. Such unpleasant incidents have been recently reported after the recent severe storms and flooding that occurred during the month of September.
Nashville, Tenn. -- On October 7, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made funds available for Tennessee to assist state and local governments recover from the effects of recent severe storms and flooding that occurred over the period of September 16-20. This assistance will help fund repairs to damaged public property in Campbell, Carter, Clay, Cocke, Cumberland, Grundy, Hamilton, Jackson, Johnson, Meigs, Polk, Rhea and Roane counties.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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