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 10, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nearly five weeks after Tennessee's severe storms and tornadoes, $6.7 million has been approved in disaster assistance grants and loans for homeowners, renters and business owners by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Following are highlights of assistance as of Monday, March 10:
March 7, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A month after severe storms and tornadoes hit Tennessee, federal, state and local officials continue to seek all available housing assistance options for dislocated residents. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials view housing as the No. 1 priority in the disaster recovery.
March 6, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE Tenn. -- If the Feb. 5-6 storms swept away your job or your livelihood, you may be eligible for the Disaster Unemployment Assistance program. Disaster Unemployment Assistance is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development for the 14 counties designated eligible for FEMA's Individual Assistance program.  Workers in Hardin, Macon, Madison, Shelby and Sumner counties must file their claims for Disaster Unemployment Assistance by March 10.
March 6, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Hickman County 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), will close its doors on Saturday, March 8. The center, which provides one-on-one assistance for county residents who were directly affected by the Feb. 5-6 tornadoes and storms, will be open daily from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at 118 Church St. in Centerville through Saturday.
March 5, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- State agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in 16 Tennessee counties face deadlines to apply for federal aid in the repair, replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged facilities necessitated by 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) are partnering to help eligible applicants.
March 5, 2008
News Release
Public Assistance, oriented to public entities, can refund the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of a public facility or infrastructure, which is damaged or destroyed by a disaster.

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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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