Tennessee Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1634)

Incident period: April 2, 2006 to April 8, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 5, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.

Pages

Main Content

State/Tribal Government: 
Back to Top