Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1745)

Incident period: February 5, 2008 to February 6, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 7, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 9, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- "Stay in touch with FEMA" is the message federal and state officials here are stressing to Tennesseans affected by the recent tornadoes. Residents need to stay in touch with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and update their contact information as it changes. "Unfortunately, if we can't find you, we can't provide the assistance you need," said Gracia Szczech, federal coordinating officer. "This is especially important since the registration period has closed," she said.
April 4, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Just three days remain to register for federal disaster assistance in Tennessee. April 7, 2008, 5 p.m. CST, is the final deadline for individuals and families who suffered damage from the tornadoes and severe storms of early February to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
April 3, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A letter denying disaster benefits to Tennesseans who have applied for federal and state disaster assistance after the tornadoes and storms of early February may not be the last word. Every applicant has the right to appeal and, depending on the circumstances, may be able to reverse the initial ruling.
March 31, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- April 7, 2008 at 5 p.m. CST is the deadline for Tennesseans to register for disaster assistance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Anyone living in a county declared for Individual Assistance who was impacted by the storms should apply for assistance," said Gracia Szczech, federal coordinating officer.
March 27, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Restoring business operations is a crucial component in Tennessee's recovery from the tornadoes and severe storms that blew through the Volunteer State in early February. Businesses with thorough disaster preparedness plans generally have less damage, less economic loss, and less down time following a disaster.
March 25, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennesseans who suffered losses during the severe storms and tornadoes of early February should register for state or federal assistance, before the April 7 deadline at 5 p.m., CST. Even though they believe their own insurance will take care of everything, it may be after they get their final insurance settlement that many renters, home, property and business owners learn what is not covered.

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Tennessee, FEMA-1745-DR (PDF 52KB)
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