Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds (DR-1978)

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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.
May 9, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Tennessee and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on April 4, 2011.
May 9, 2011
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster assistance programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Tennessee. Assistance for State and Eligible Local Governments Can Include as Required:
Incident period: April 4, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 9, 2011
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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Tennessee, FEMA-1978-DR (PDF 18KB)
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