Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes (DR-1909)

Incident period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 4, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 28, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The state of Tennessee is in the nation's top 20 when it comes to disaster declarations, and the majority of those disasters have involved flooding. Tennessee ranks number 14 in the country for the most federally declared disasters since 1953 when the record-keeping began. FEMA records show 82 percent of Tennessee's registered disasters involved flooding. In the 1990's alone there were 10 flood-related disaster declarations in Tennessee.
December 20, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This time of year, many are reflecting on the devastation created by the rising floodwaters of May. While most disaster survivors are eager to put 2010 behind them, FEMA is encouraging all Tennesseans to “Resolve to be Ready” for when another disaster strikes. “While no one wants to re-live what happened in Tennessee due to the flooding, this time of reflection serves as a powerful reminder,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech. “It's everyone's personal responsibility to be ready for a future flood or other disaster.”
November 9, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Six months after a series of deadly spring storms battered Tennessee, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to partner to lead the recovery programs in support of the affected communities and disaster survivors.
November 3, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- While Tennessee winters are generally mild, severe storms are possible. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), encourage Tennesseans to prepare an emergency storm kit, make a disaster plan, and stay informed about approaching winter weather.
October 5, 2010
News Release
LEBANON, Tenn. -- More than 200 disaster recovery case managers representing 17 Tennessee counties have been trained to provide long-term recovery assistance to their neighbors following the severe storms and flooding that battered the state beginning April 30. Additional training opportunities are planned for later this month.
September 30, 2010
News Release
MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. -- Cumberland Caverns continues to ring to the sound of bluegrass music, thanks in part to a disaster loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Applications to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program are being accepted for the storms and flooding in Tennessee on April 30, and on Aug. 17, 2010.

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