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Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1745)

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Incident period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 07, 2008


April 9, 2008 - News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- "Stay in touch with FEMA" is the message federal and state officials here are stressing to Tennesseans affected by the recent tornadoes. Residents need to stay in touch with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and update their contact information as it changes. "Unfortunately, if we can't find you, we can't provide the assistance you need," said Gracia Szczech, federal coordinating officer. "This is especially important since the registration period has closed," she said.

April 4, 2008 - News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Just three days remain to register for federal disaster assistance in Tennessee. April 7, 2008, 5 p.m. CST, is the final deadline for individuals and families who suffered damage from the tornadoes and severe storms of early February to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

April 3, 2008 - News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A letter denying disaster benefits to Tennesseans who have applied for federal and state disaster assistance after the tornadoes and storms of early February may not be the last word. Every applicant has the right to appeal and, depending on the circumstances, may be able to reverse the initial ruling.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 731 $4,076,337.78 $2,771,174.97 $1,305,162.81
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 02:00 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $13,185,655.40 $5,888,668.93 $6,854,101.47
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:30 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

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