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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.
March 24, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than $9.3 million has been approved in federal disaster assistance grants and loans for Tennesseans recovering from last month's severe storms and tornadoes report the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). Of the 18 counties declared for individual assistance, 4,313 Tennesseans have registered. The deadline to register for disaster assistance is Monday, April 7, 5 p.m. CST. Disaster recovery numbers through Monday, March 24 include:
March 24, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- April 7, 2008 at 5 p.m. CST is the deadline in Tennessee for individuals and business owners with damage resulting from the severe storms and tornadoes of February 5 and 6, 2008 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 21, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Haywood County residents who were directly affected by the Feb. 5-6 tornadoes and severe storms can get face-to-face help by visiting the Disaster Recovery Center at the Parks and Recreation Building, 100 Boyd Ave., Brownsville. The center will be open from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m., Monday, March 24, then from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26.
March 20, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Individuals and business owners impacted by last month's severe storms and tornadoes should be careful to not miss deadlines to register for disaster assistance loans and grants, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

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