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 18, 2006
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.
April 17, 2006
JACKSON, TENN. -- Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that 12 counties have been added to President Bush's disaster declaration for the deadly storms and tornadoes that struck Middle Tennessee on April 7.
April 17, 2006
JACKSON, TENN. -- Since Hurricane Katrina, and the attention it focused on the federal response, many expect to see the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the scene even before the danger has passed. While FEMA plays an important role in helping state and local agencies prepare for disasters, it is the local emergency agencies -- police, firefighters, medical teams, and utility crews -- who are the first responders in a major emergency.
April 16, 2006
JACKSON, TENN. -- In a potentially dangerous severe weather situation, would you rather you and your family be among the first or last to know? Obviously, being first is best, especially since it doesn't cost much. The price of a no-frills NOAA weather radio is about $20. A weather radio provides instant access to the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use. This information can save your life.
April 15, 2006
JACKSON, TENN. -- Disaster recovery funds have begun flowing to victims of the April 2nd storms and tornadoes in Dyer and Gibson counties. As of Saturday morning, those first funds totaled $381,557.61, according to state and federal officials. This is money that has actually gone out as checks or directly into applicants' bank accounts.
April 14, 2006
JACKSON, TENN. -- State and local law enforcement officials report that individuals claiming to be "FEMA-certified" or "FEMA-approved" contractors are approaching property owners around Gallatin in Sumner County, offering to repair tornado and storm damage.