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
February 29, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it is extending assistance to Fentress County to help pay for emergency services and to repair or replace public facilities damaged by the Feb. 5-6 severe storms and tornadoes. Governmental entities, municipal authorities, school districts and certain private nonprofit organizations in the county are now eligible for assistance that may include grants for disaster-related debris removal, emergency services, and the repair or restoration of roads, bridges and other public facilities.
February 29, 2008
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:
February 28, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Disaster Recovery Center located in Benton County will close Saturday, March 1. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Saturday at the center in the Big Sandy School, 13305 Highway 69N. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) jointly run the recovery centers to assist Tennesseans whose losses and property damage were the direct result of the tornadoes and severe storms of Feb. 5-6.
February 23, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Perry County residents who suffered losses in the Feb. 5-6 tornadoes will be able to get one-on-one help when a Disaster Recovery Center opens at noon tomorrow for three days at the Department of Human Services, 113 Factory St., in Linden. The center will be open until 7 p.m. on Sunday.? Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Monday and Tuesday.
February 22, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in seven counties in Tennessee are changing the days and hours they are open. Beginning Sunday, Feb. 24, the centers in Benton, Hardin, Hickman, Macon, Madison, Sumner and Williamson counties will be closed on Sundays. They will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.
February 21, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Disaster Recovery Center located in Memphis to serve Shelby County will close Saturday, Feb. 23. The center in the Hickory Hill Community Center, 3910 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, will remain open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until it closes Saturday evening.