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 26, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. ? People can find all sorts of reasons not to apply for help after a major disaster. They may believe they would be ineligible because they have insurance, because they are renters instead of homeowners, because their household income is too high or too low. Maybe someone they know told them that applying for disaster assistance is just a waste of time.
April 26, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. ? State and federal officials are urging Tennesseans who suffered losses in the recent tornadoes and storms in the designated counties to register with FEMA for disaster assistance. But what happens after a person is in the system? Where can they turn for answers to their questions or to check on their applications?
April 25, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tennesseans who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance may be eligible for financial help to repair or replace uninsured vehicles damaged or destroyed by the recent tornadoes. "Tennessee law requires only that drivers carry liability insurance," said Marsha Cornish, the deputy state coordinating officer for this disaster. "But many people aren't covered for the kind of damage they suffered during these storms."
April 25, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. ? Emergency managers in Tennessee announced today that two state-federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close Saturday, April 29, and a third center will close the following Friday. The mobile recovery centers that have been visiting communities in the 15 declared counties also will cease operations on May 5. Dyer County DRC Dyer County Fairgrounds 296 James H. Rice Road Dyersburg Closing Saturday, April 29 7 p.m.
April 24, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Mobile disaster recovery centers return to Charlotte and Goodlettsville this week to meet with area residents, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency and state officials.
April 24, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $711,755.12 to help Tennesseans recover from the deadly tornadoes and storms that struck the state earlier this month. As of Saturday morning, 1,380 people had registered with FEMA for financial grants, low-interest loans and other disaster-related services.

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