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June 9, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding could be eligible for FEMA disaster assistance even if they are insured. Some may mistakenly believe they are ineligible for such assistance. In fact, they may be able to get help with disaster-related expenses that insurance does not cover. To find out if they qualify, survivors must file a claim with their insurance companies and also register with FEMA.
June 7, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Recent flooding in Tennessee underscored a painful truth: flooding is America’s most common natural disaster, and the cost of cleanup and repair is huge. Everyone’s property is in danger of flooding to one extent or another. Yet homeowner insurance policies generally do not cover flood damage. There is a solution.
June 7, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 7, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Following a disaster, survivors sometimes hear inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information about disaster assistance. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge West Tennesseans affected by recent tornadoes, severe storms and flooding to get the facts now from TEMA and FEMA. Counties newly eligible for federal assistance to individuals and households are Carroll, Crockett, Gibson, Hardin, Henry, Knox, Lauderdale, Lincoln, Madison, Montgomery and Tipton.
June 7, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in three home improvement stores this week. They will answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. FEMA has booths at the Shelby County locations below:
June 7, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is partnering with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to assure that people with access and functional needs have equal access to disaster recovery facilities and assistance. FEMA works with state and local agencies as well as volunteer organizations to identify needs and locate appropriate resources. Some of the areas addressed include communication needs, removing physical barriers to facilities, and ensuring that disaster assistance reaches everyone who is eligible.
June 4, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Three new disaster recovery centers are now open in Madison, Lauderdale and Gibson counties to serve residents who sustained losses from the recent tornadoes, winds and flooding. The centers are open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice at the following locations: Gibson County Disaster Recovery Center Milan High School 7060 E.Van Hook Milan, TN? 38358
June 2, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The tornadoes and high winds that have caused so many deaths this year make it all too obvious why a "safe room" is a good idea. Although a home may be built “to code,” that does not mean it can withstand the forces from extreme weather events. A safe room is a refuge that can save lives. You can build a safe room in one of several places in your home:
June 1, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in Memphis Lowe’s and Home Depot stores this week. They will answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters.
June 1, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice

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