Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes (DR-1909)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 27, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Sometimes, things happen that a family doesn’t expect. That’s why it’s important for Mom and Dad to get ready for any emergency. But kids shouldn’t feel left out – they can help, too! The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a great website, FEMA Ready Kids, that parents and children can use to prepare for disasters and other kinds of surprises. September is National Preparedness Month.
September 23, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee has an abundance of rivers and streams – from the bubbling mountain brooks of the east, to its interior workhorse rivers, the Tennessee and the Cumberland, to the mighty Mississippi and its meandering tributaries in the west. Navigate every inch of every year-round waterway in the state and you’ll travel almost 54,000 miles – enough to circle the Earth more than twice.
September 14, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One-fourth of all businesses that close because of a disaster never reopen, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. However, businesses that have and implement a disaster preparedness plan typically have less damage, loss and downtime than those that do not. "A business that survives a disaster helps the whole community recover from a disaster," said Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech.
September 13, 2010
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - John Heithcock will soon have his family all back under one roof again, thanks to a unique partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and a local disaster recovery committee. Heithcock and his children lived with family and friends after May floods damaged their Franklin home. The Harpeth River came up so fast that Heithcock and his children had to wade through chest-deep water to safety.
September 10, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers' Association 2009 – 2010 Pet Owners Survey, 62 percent of American households have pets. Whether they're two or four-legged, furry, scaled or feathered, our friends mean much to us and are important members of our families.
September 9, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennesseans affected by the storms and flooding that began April 30 can continue to access disaster crisis counseling through next summer, thanks to additional federal funding.
Incident period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 4, 2010