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. -- 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 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 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. -- Eight more Tennessee counties, already selected to receive state and federal assistance for residents who suffered losses from the recent storms and tornadoes, were designated Tuesday to also receive federal help in restoring damaged infrastructure.
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.

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