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 17, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Disaster Recovery Center will be open in McNairy County for three days to bring one-on-one help to county residents who suffered loss and damage from last month's storms and tornadoes. The center is located at the East View Community Center, 199 Highway 57 West, in Ramer. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. today (Monday, March 17) and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The center is jointly run by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).
March 14, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Haywood County who suffered uninsured damage or loss as a result of last month's severe storms and tornadoes are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance.
March 13, 2008
News Release
Nashville, Tenn . -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Castalian Springs, Sumner County, will cease operations at the close of business Saturday, March 15. Until then, the center located at the Cragfont Baptist Church, 101 Harsh Lane, will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
March 12, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE Tenn. -- Residents of Tipton County who suffered damages or loss because of the Feb. 5-6 storms and tornadoes soon will get face-to-face help in applying for federal disaster assistance. A Disaster Recovery Center will begin operating at the Covington fire station, 101 Tennessee Ave. on Thursday, March 13, for three days. It will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
March 11, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE Tenn. -- Individuals in McNairy, Tipton and Wayne counties now are eligible for federal disaster assistance. The action taken Monday to include the three counties for individual and household assistance is the fourth amendment to the major disaster declaration signed Feb. 7 by President Bush. It makes it possible for residents of the three counties who were adversely affected by the Feb. 5-6 tornadoes and storms to apply for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
March 10, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In the wake of disasters, people often wonder whether there is a way to protect themselves and their property from devastating loss. The answer is yes! Specialists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be at four local building supply stores this week with tips and information for shoppers.

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How to Apply for Assistance

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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