Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Associated Flooding (DR-1974)

Incident period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 1, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 27, 2011
News Release
NOAA's National Weather Service ranks April 2011 as the most active tornado month on record with 750 tornadoes across the U.S. There were a reported 361 fatalities. The April 27 “Super Outbreak” spawned four intensely destructive EF-5 and 11 EF-4 tornados across Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. These storms launched an immediate response from the whole community, which included local, state, and federal agencies, voluntary, faith-based and community groups, the private sector and the public.
August 5, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennesseans in 26 counties who suffered losses from the spring storms, tornadoes and floods have been approved for nearly $30 million in federal help. More than 13,000 survivors have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance. As of Aug. 4, the following is a snapshot of disaster recovery:
August 2, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have one week to register for federal disaster assistance. Those who experienced damage or loss must apply for help by Tuesday, Aug. 9. Register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster aid by calling
July 28, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Survivors of the spring storms, tornadoes and flooding have less than two weeks to return disaster loan applications to the Small Business Administration. Those who experienced damage or loss must return their completed application by Aug. 9. Survivors are not required to borrow money. But if the SBA determines an applicant is not eligible for a low-interest loan, that individual may be referred back to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for possible additional grant assistance.
July 27, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The deadline to register for federal disaster assistance is less than two weeks away for survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Those who experienced damage or loss must apply for help by Aug. 9.
July 25, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Bradley County Long-Term Recovery Organization invites Bradley County residents this week to share their ideas and concerns about their county's recovery from the April tornadoes.  Three town hall meetings will be held at different locations in Cleveland on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The following is the schedule for the meetings.All meetings are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 26Parkview Elementary School800 South Lee HighwayCleveland, Tenn.

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