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June 21, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Stewart County will close at 8 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 24, 2011. The center, at the Stewart County Visitor Center in Dover, 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 Recovery Centers in Dyer, Gibson and Shelby counties have new hours, during which they will continue to help survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Locations and schedules for the recovery centers are as follows: Dyer County2700 Lake RoadSuite 33Dyersburg, TN 380248 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
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 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.
June 16, 2011
News Release
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
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new Disaster Recovery Center is open in Lincoln County to help individuals and businesses affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. It is located at the 911 Center in Fayetteville, 414 Jay Street, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., CDT, daily.
June 13, 2011
News Release
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 13, 2011
News Release
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 10, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than $16.7 million in federal assistance has been approved for Tennesseans in 26 counties who suffered losses from recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. More than 9,600 survivors have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance. The following is a statewide recovery summary as of close of business June 8, 2011.

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