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 14, 2006
News Release
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.
April 13, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, TENN. -- A mobile disaster recovery center will make a one-day visit to Dyer Saturday to provide information and assistance to residents who have applied for state and federal disaster aid. The mobile unit will be staffed by disaster specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Help will be available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 184 Poplar Grove Rd.
April 13, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, TENN. -- Here are some tips from officials to assure quick delivery of state and federal disaster assistance to residents of Tennessee's declared counties who suffered property losses in the April tornadoes.
April 13, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- A mobile disaster recovery center will make a one-day visit to Yorkville Easter Sunday to provide information and assistance to residents who have applied for state and federal disaster aid. The mobile unit will be staffed by disaster specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Help will be available from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yorkville City Park, Highway 77 West.
April 12, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency Wednesday made three Tennessee tornado disaster counties eligible for public assistance, the program that reimburses state and local governments for extraordinary spending made necessary by the tornados and severe storms of April 2. The designated counties are Dyer, Gibson and Fayette. Dyer and Gibson previously were declared eligible for individual assistance, the program that gives financial aid to individuals and families.
April 12, 2006
News Release
JACKSON, TENN. -- The first step toward recovery is as close as the phone for West Tennesseans who suffered losses in the April 2 tornadoes. Federal Emergency Management Agency and state officials urge residents in Dyer and Gibson counties with damage from the storms to call and register for assistance as soon as possible. "Registration is the essential part of recovery," said Michael Karl, the official in charge of recovery operations for FEMA. "It's an easy process that should take only about fifteen minutes."

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