Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1979)

Incident period: April 19, 2011 to June 7, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 9, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 20, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Disaster survivors who registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance need to keep their contact information up to date to avoid delays processing their application. To inform FEMA of address or phone number changes, call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free helpline operates daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. The same numbers can be used to register with FEMA until the Aug. 9 deadline.
July 15, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Some survivors of the recent Tennessee disasters have not registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance because of misconceptions or lack of accurate information. Here are some examples. I didn't know there was assistance available.FEMA tries to let everyone know about disaster assistance, but some people miss the message. Please be sure to spread the word among your co-workers, neighbors and friends.
July 14, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The window to register for disaster assistance is slowly closing for those affected by the April 25-28 or April 19-June 7 storms, tornadoes and flooding. Anyone who experienced damage or loss must apply for help by Aug. 9.
July 13, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If you think you are automatically ineligible for federal disaster assistance because you do not own a home, think again. Renters, too, may qualify for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other sources if they experienced losses in the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. "Disaster aid is not limited to homeowners," said Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Bassham. "Thanks to rental support programs, many renters who sustained damage in this disaster can receive the boost they need to get back on their feet."
July 11, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Survivors of the spring storms, tornadoes and flooding must return loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration by Aug. 9 or they may disqualify themselves for federal disaster assistance. Even those who do not want a loan must meet the August deadline if they wish to receive other types of aid.
July 11, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Many people who might be eligible for federal assistance to help with losses from recent severe storms and floods may not have heard that help is available. Whenever you talk with friends and co-workers who had damage, tell them there may be aid available to help them recover. The message is urgent because registration closes Aug. 9.

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