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. -- State and federal disaster officials urge Tennesseans to make safety their first priority when returning to storm-damaged homes or businesses. “The dangers are not over just because the tornadoes have ended,” said Michael Karl, the official in charge of recovery operations here for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Many hazards such as unstable structures still exist, and we urge people to be very careful.” Although piles of debris may contain valuables or precious memories, they also may be life-threatening for those working near them.
April 20, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Every disaster has its share of scam artists trying to take advantage of people, but state and federal officials don’t want you to become a victim twice. It may seem natural to trust everyone who offers help or seeks information at your door, but be wise. A little suspicion now may protect your money or your safety later.
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 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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