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
July 21, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The deadline to seek federal disaster assistance is nearing for survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Those who experienced damage or loss must apply for help by Aug. 9.
July 20, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Disaster survivors who registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance need to keep their contact information up to date to avoid delays processing their application. To inform FEMA of address or phone number changes, call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free helpline operates daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. The same numbers can be used to register with FEMA until the Aug. 9 deadline.
July 15, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Some survivors of the recent Tennessee disasters have not registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance because of misconceptions or lack of accurate information. Here are some examples. I didn't know there was assistance available.FEMA tries to let everyone know about disaster assistance, but some people miss the message. Please be sure to spread the word among your co-workers, neighbors and friends.
July 14, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The window to register for disaster assistance is slowly closing for those affected by the April 25-28 or April 19-June 7 storms, tornadoes and flooding. Anyone who experienced damage or loss must apply for help by Aug. 9.
July 13, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If you think you are automatically ineligible for federal disaster assistance because you do not own a home, think again. Renters, too, may qualify for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other sources if they experienced losses in the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. "Disaster aid is not limited to homeowners," said Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Bassham. "Thanks to rental support programs, many renters who sustained damage in this disaster can receive the boost they need to get back on their feet."
July 12, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Rhea County to offer information on preparing for future disasters, flood insurance and rebuilding safer and stronger. FEMA staff will have a display booth at the Scopes Trial Play and Festival on Friday, July 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 16, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT at: 107 Main St.Dayton, Tenn. 37321