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 13, 2010
News Release
Nashville, Tenn. – On the afternoon flood waters raged through his community, Harding Brewster saw real fear in the eyes of his Old Hickory, Tenn, neighbors. The water rose so fast, many residents found themselves trapped in their own homes. Brewster and his wife, Jona, decided to get an old fishing boat they had stored in the backyard ready to use just in case. “I told my neighbors, ‘When the boat floats off its trailer, we’ll get in it,’” Mr. Brewster recalls.  “Well, almost as soon as I said that, the water got that high.”
August 12, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennesseans are stepping up to help their neighbors recover from devastating spring storms and flooding. In the aftermath of the spring floods, local long-term recovery groups are active or forming in 30 Tennessee counties, including: Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Crockett, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Haywood, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lauderdale, Macon, Madison, Maury, McNairy, Montgomery, Perry, Rutherford, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson. Several counties are combining their outreach.
August 9, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), working with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, has expanded its team of disaster assistance employees to include several local hires from the Nashville metro area. Hiring local unemployed individuals provides FEMA and its state and local partners with community-based skills and insight that enhance federal efforts to help local residents affected by recent flooding get back on their feet.
August 6, 2010
News Release
Individual Assistance County by County (PDF, 84KB)
August 6, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Even though registration for federal disaster aid for the May storms and floods has ended the assistance picture hasn't faded to black. Federal and state government agencies aren't powering down anytime soon.
August 5, 2010
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Homeowners rebuilding after the spring floods can receive valuable information from hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at a home improvement store in Pulaski, beginning Monday, Aug. 9. This will be the last time the FEMA specialists will be available in Middle Tennessee.


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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Tennessee, FEMA-1909-DR (PDF 23KB)
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