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 4, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Are you a survivor of the Feb. 5-6 storms in need of legal help after the tornadoes, but can't afford it??? Disaster Legal Services, with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), may be able to help.
March 4, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For residents of Fayette County who suffered damages or loss because of the Feb. 5-6 storms and tornadoes, federal disaster assistance is now available. A Disaster Recovery Center will operate at the Hickory Withe fire station, 290 Orr Road. It will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. The center is jointly operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
March 3, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Specialists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be at several local building supply stores Monday, March 3, through Saturday, March 8, with storm-safe information. The hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The specialists will answer questions and provide information on how Tennesseans can rebuild safer and stronger as well as take actions to prevent or reduce future losses.
March 3, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nearly one month after tornadoes ripped through Tennessee, more than $4.3 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).
March 1, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennesseans starting to rebuild homes and businesses damaged in the severe storms and tornadoes on Feb. 5-6 are advised to be careful when hiring contractors. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) are working to ensure that residents have the assistance they need for the disaster recovery.
February 29, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than $2.7 million in disaster grants and loans for individuals in Tennessee has been approved 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). The assistance follows President Bush's Feb. 7 disaster declaration as a result of the Feb. 5-6 severe storms and tornadoes. Following is a breakdown of assistance through Saturday:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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