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 21, 2008
News Release
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.
February 20, 2008
News Release
Nashville, Tenn. -- Applicants for disaster assistance who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should take the time to fill it out - even if they do not want a loan. Disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) said many people who register for disaster assistance will receive an SBA loan application in their packet.
February 19, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Disaster recovery officials encourage Tennessee residents dealing with damage and loss from the severe storms and tornadoes of Feb. 5-6 to adopt a take-charge action plan to help speed the possibility of obtaining state and federal disaster aid:
February 18, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In less than two weeks since President Bush declared a major disaster for the state of Tennessee, significant amounts of federal aid have begun to flow into the affected areas. Families and individuals who suffered damage from the tornadoes and severe storms of Feb. 5-6 have been approved to receive $1,360,237 in assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of Tennessee.
February 18, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The state of Tennessee and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will operate a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Montgomery County for three days to assist residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of Feb. 5-6. Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department 2274 Woodlawn Road Woodlawn, TN 37191
February 17, 2008
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The small corps of inspectors working for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are moving systematically around the state to assess property damage left behind by the tornadoes and severe storms which struck Tennessee Feb. 5-6.? So far, 19 inspectors have completed 973 requests with another 385 inspections scheduled. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as well as insurance companies also have inspectors in the field.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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