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 20, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Federal and state officials want to keep Tennessee tornado victims as close to their original neighborhoods as possible to help provide stability during recovery. Federal Emergency Management Agency Housing staff first looks for available rental properties near the affected communities to house disaster victims temporarily. Rentals could include houses, apartments or mobile homes already located in established commercial parks.
April 20, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tennesseans who suffered losses in the recent tornadoes and who have registered for federal and state disaster assistance must have their damaged property inspected before they can receive financial assistance from the government. “The inspectors assess the amount of damage and forward that information to FEMA,” said Michael Karl, the official in charge of recovery operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “That’s a necessary first step in determining an applicant’s eligibility for home repair grants, rental assistance and other federal aid.”
April 20, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Teams of state-federal community relations specialists are being deployed to 15 Tennessee counties that were hit by the recent series of tornadoes. These teams will deliver information about disaster assistance to businesses, homeowners and renters who suffered losses due to the tornadoes and severe storms that hit the state on April 2 and April 7.
April 19, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers plan more stops in Tennessee 's disaster-declared areas to help victims with disaster assistance questions, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency and state officials.
April 18, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, TENN. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers have moved into disaster-declared areas in Tennessee to help victims with disaster assistance questions, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency and state officials.
April 18, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tennesseans who are out of work as a result of the recent tornadoes may be eligible for special unemployment compensation, officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) provides unemployment insurance benefits and re-employment services to those individuals who cannot work because of the tornadoes that swept the state earlier this month and who are ineligible to receive regular unemployment benefits from the state.

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