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

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 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 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).
March 19, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Wayne 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 Clifton City Hall, 142 Main St., Clifton, Thursday, March? 20, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., then 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Disaster Recovery Center, jointly operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), is being supported by a specially equipped communications vehicle.
March 17, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than $8.4 million has been approved in federal disaster assistance as grants and loans to Tennesseans recovering from last month?s severe storms and tornadoes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) report that more than 4,243 Tennesseans in 18 counties have registered for individual assistance.?? Below are key recovery numbers as of Monday, March 17:

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How to Apply for Assistance

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

» What is Disaster Assistance
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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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