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
August 31, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With four months of 2010 left, much of Tennessee has already seen a year's worth of rain, including the devastation of the first weekend in May. What more proof is needed to persuade all residents to think seriously about protecting their homes and valuables with flood insurance? Anyone living in a community that participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can buy a policy, whether the property is in a high-risk area or not.
August 27, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When disaster strikes and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) arrives on the scene to help, a key component of the recovery mission is the Public Assistance (PA) program. PA provides grant money to help local, state and tribal governments – and some non-profits – repair or rebuild public facilities and infrastructure.
August 24, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Like thousands of her fellow Tennesseans, Doris Waddey lost a lot in the flooding that struck in the first weekend in May. Her West Nashville neighborhood became a lake; the water in her house measured 5 feet 2 inches deep. Most of her neighbors on Delray Court have decided to leave. But with the help of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a whole lot of people who love her, she’s back in her home, which was almost completely rebuilt.
August 20, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In Tennessee, 353 communities – both counties and cities – participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which offers federally backed insurance to property owners and renters. To make flood insurance available to its residents and businesses, a community must adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances and flood insurance rate maps.
August 18, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville musician Murph Wanca nearly lost an old friend this spring; his prized Hammond B3 organ. The storms that swept Tennessee beginning April 30 almost destroyed the vintage instrument, and the business that sprang up around it. Thanks in part to a low-interest Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, Wanca's prized B3, and his business, are singing once again.
August 16, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is helping Tennessee prepare for future disasters. At the request of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Joint Field Office Logistics Section Chief Jim Lowery, FEMA Logistics Specialist Jimmy Jordan and the training departments at TEMA and FEMA have organized Points of Distribution - or POD - training classes across the state.