Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding (DR-1974)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 16, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- FEMA has good news for Tennesseans who want to insure their homes and property against flood damage, even though they live in areas where there is only a low to moderate risk of flooding. Preferred Risk Policies are available at relatively low cost.
June 15, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Seniors need not worry about losing Social Security and Medicare benefits if they receive federal disaster assistance as a result of the recent severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that struck Tennessee. Disaster assistance grants are not considered taxable income and will not affect Social Security or Medicare. The first step for seniors or anyone else seeking federal aid is to register with FEMA:
June 13, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Disaster survivors who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and have received a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should complete and return the application – even if they do not want a loan. The reason: Some applicants who do not qualify for an SBA disaster loan may be eligible for additional grants from FEMA and the state.
June 11, 2011
NASHVILLE Tenn. -- The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Greene County will remain open until June 18. The center was previously scheduled to close June 11. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency were able to arrange for it to remain open another week at the request of the citizens of Greene County. The center is at Camp Creek Elementary School, 2941 Camp Creek Road, Greeneville, TN 37743. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, Monday through Saturday.
June 10, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- FEMA-state disaster recovery centers are open in Montgomery and Knox counties to serve residents who sustained losses from the recent tornadoes, winds and flooding of April 25-28. The centers' locations and times are: Montgomery CountyVeterans Plaza Civic Hall350 Pageant LaneClarksville, TN 37040Opening June 9 until further noticeHours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT Sunday through Saturday
June 10, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- FEMA-state disaster recovery centers in Greene and Washington counties will change locations and days of operation to serve residents who sustained losses from the tornadoes, winds and associated flooding of April 25 to 28. Changes are as follows: Greene County A location at Camp Creek Elementary School, 2941 Camp Creek Road, Greeneville, TN 37743 is scheduled to close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., EDT, until close.
Incident period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 1, 2011