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

May 10, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Following a disaster, survivors sometimes hear inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information about disaster assistance. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge Tennesseans in the 10 counties affected by recent tornadoes, severe storms and flooding to get the facts now from TEMA and FEMA.
May 5, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Four disaster recovery centers have opened in Tennessee to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes in Bradley, Hamilton, Greene and Washington counties. The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice.
May 5, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Six additional counties in Tennessee have been designated for federal disaster assistance in the aftermath of the recent storms and tornadoes, according to Federal Emergency Management officials. These counties are: Bledsoe, Cocke, Johnson, McMinn, Monroe and Rhea, bringing the total number of declared counties to 10. Previously declared Tennessee counties are Bradley, Hamilton, Greene and Washington.
May 4, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are currently contacting disaster applicants in Tennessee counties whose primary home sustained damage from the recent devastating tornadoes and storms. These counties include: Bradley, Greene, Hamilton and Washington.  Federal assistance to individuals and households may include grants to help pay for rental housing, essential home repairs and other disaster-related expenses.
May 1, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Tennessee to supplement the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and associated flooding during the period of April 25-28, 2011.
May 1, 2011
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Tennessee. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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