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

June 21, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in a Knox County home improvement store this week to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. The address is: Home Depot4710 Centerline DriveKnoxville, TN 37917 Hours are:
June 21, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Cocke County will close at 6 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 25, 2011. The center, on Prospect Avenue in Newport, has been helping survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Its closure does not mean federal assistance is at an end. Help is still just a phone call or mouse click away.
June 20, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Federal disaster assistance payments are bringing needed financial help to homeowners, renters and business owners in 26 Tennessee counties who suffered damage in the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. But state and federal officials have words of caution about these much-needed payments: be cautious, use the funds wisely -- and only for their intended purpose.
June 18, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Disaster survivors should stay in touch with FEMA after they register. This will allow them to get updates on their applications. And they should make sure FEMA has a current address and phone number so they continue to receive information as needed. People can stay in touch in several ways:
June 18, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Carroll and Crockett counties close Monday, June 20, 2011, at 8 p.m. The closures do not mean federal assistance is at an end for survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Help is still just a phone call or mouse click away.
June 16, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — The vast majority of Tennesseans displaced from their homes by recent disasters have found places to live as they recover. This means there is no need to provide manufactured homes as temporary living space, according to two studies by a joint federal-state disaster housing task force.

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