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 16, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The state of Tennessee and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to serve Williamson, Benton and Hickman County residents who sustained losses in the tornadoes and severe storms of February 5-6. Before visiting a DRC, disaster survivors should apply for assistance at (800) 621-FEMA (3362),??TTY (800) 462-7585 or go online at www.fema.gov. Services people can expect to receive at a DRC are:
February 12, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today eight additional counties are eligible for the Individual Assistance program. Now more homeowners, renters and businesses can receive assistance to help recover from the tornadoes of February 5-6. The original disaster declaration of February 7 is now amended to include Benton, Hickman, Houston, Lewis, Montgomery, Perry, Trousdale and Williamson counties. The residents of the previously designated counties of Hardin, Macon, Madison, Shelby and Sumner remain eligible for this program.
February 10, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Five days after a series of strong storms swept through Tennessee, federal, state and local response and recovery officials continue efforts to assist residents and communities. Following is a summary of information disaster survivors need to know to apply for state and federal assistance following the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state February 5 and 6. ASSISTANCE BEGINS TO FLOW
February 10, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The state of Tennessee and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have opened a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in Shelby County to assist residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of Feb. 5-6. The MDRC will be open daily, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. until further notice.???
February 9, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Four specially equipped vehicles tabbed Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) are in Tennessee, where they are playing a key role as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with state and local agencies during recovery from the storms, tornadoes and flooding of Feb. 5 - 6.
February 8, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says people in Tennessee who were affected by this week's severe weather can now get federal help. President Bush approved a major disaster declaration for five Tennessee counties: Macon, Madison, Hardin, Shelby and Sumner counties.