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
September 8, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Do you or a family member have a disability? Are you responsible for the care of a senior citizen? Do you have small children who require special attention and supplies? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then you should consider now what extra steps are needed in your family’s disaster plan.
September 7, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After the record-setting storms and floods in the spring, Tennesseans showed their determination and ability to respond after a disaster. Now is the time to respond before a disaster by being prepared. “Tennessee’s ability to recover is greater if people are sufficiently prepared,” said James Bassham, director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). “That means, among other things, having a plan in place before an emergency situation occurs.”
September 3, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee is far from any seashore, but that doesn't mean residents can afford to relax during hurricane season. Some of the most dangerous and damaging floods after a hurricane occur hundreds of miles from the coast. As hurricanes weaken to tropical storms and move inland, rapid, massive rainfall can cause flash flooding that might last for days. A tropical storm can produce more rain than a Category 5 hurricane.
September 2, 2010
Nashville, Tenn. -- Efforts to help Tennesseans affected by spring storms and flooding have been aided by strong inter-agency and inter-faith cooperation. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) see partnership among all relief sectors as key to a successful recovery. "I'm just so impressed by how well organized some of these charities have become over the last few years," says Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech. "They got on the ground here very quickly and clearly intend to be here for the long-haul."
September 1, 2010
Nashville, Tenn. -- The historic flooding Tennessee has endured this year serves as a stark reminder that everyone needs to stay prepared. Recognizing September as National Preparedness Month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) are urging residents to create an emergency supply kit.
September 1, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The most comprehensive online source of disaster preparedness information is www.Ready.gov. As the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency kick off National Preparedness Month, webmasters and bloggers are encouraged to consider placing Ready Campaign and National Preparedness Month widgets on their sites to help spread the word.