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April 13, 2007
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- In early April 2006, severe storm systems unleashed violent tornadoes that forged a path of destruction across 15 Tennessee counties. The loss of life was tragic and the devastation to communities was extensive. On April 5, 2006, President Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Tennessee, triggering the release of federal funds.
June 7, 2006
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Nearly 2,000 Tennesseans took the opportunity to apply for federal disaster assistance as a result of April's deadly tornado outbreak which ravaged 15 Tennessee counties.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has compiled the following statistics regarding the disaster assistance registration process.
May 12, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Five weeks after the last of two tornado outbreaks savaged parts of 15 Tennessee counties, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to work with state and local agencies in Tennessee to assist victims of April's tornadoes and severe storms.
May 5, 2006
News Release
JACKSON , Tenn. -- Disaster officials in Tennessee are concerned that disaster victims who still need help may be closing the door on additional assistance for themselves and their families. In most cases, they say, it is simply because one piece of paperwork is missing: a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
May 5, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered losses from the recent tornadoes and storms in Tennessee have until June 5 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. "We don't want anyone who may be eligible for help from the government to be denied simply because they missed the application deadline," said Michael Bolch, who leads the FEMA recovery operation in Tennessee .
May 5, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- After two tornado outbreaks savaged parts of 15 Tennessee counties, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to work with state and local agencies in Tennessee to assist victims of April's tornadoes and severe storms. To date, 1,766 Tennesseans have registered for disaster assistance, and FEMA has disbursed $1,169,500.13 in federal grants through its Individuals and Households (IHP) programs.
May 3, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Disaster managers in Tennessee report that many applicants for assistance may be losing out on both low-interest disaster loans and additional federal grants because they are not returning their loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
May 3, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tornadoes blasted a swath of destruction across Tennessee in early April. In the paths of the tornadoes, families and businesses are struggling to rebuild, recover their lives and adjust to the loss of 35 persons who died during the outbreak.
May 2, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Emergency managers in Tennessee have announced the closing of five state-federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) during the first week of May. “Closing the recovery centers does not mean we are closing down registrations for disaster assistance,” said Marsha Cornish, deputy state coordinating officer for this disaster. “Tennesseans whose homes and businesses were damaged in the recent storms still have until June 5 to register with FEMA by phone or on the Internet.”
May 1, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. – With federal disaster assistance funds being distributed to parts of Tennessee, disaster management officials are urging recipients to be careful how they spend the money they receive. “There are specific limitations on the spending of these funds,” said Marsha Cornish, deputy state coordinator for the tornado disaster for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. “Disaster victims could be victimized again by dishonest people trying to take advantage of the situation.” Cornish said spending assistance funds often causes problems for survivors in a disaster.

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