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Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1937)

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Incident period: August 17, 2010 to August 21, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 15, 2010


September 27, 2010 - News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Individuals and families recovering from the severe storms and flooding in Tennessee Aug. 17 can access a number of local and state resources to help put them on the road to recovery. Residents who need immediate help can call United Way’s Tennessee 2-1-1. This is a referral service designed to connect Tennesseans with local recovery agencies. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are several ways to access Tennessee 2-1-1:

September 27, 2010 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $4,049,168.24 $69,335.05 $3,839,270.19
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

Related Links


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Tennessee, FEMA-1937-DR (PDF 18KB)