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 8, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennesseans in 26 counties who suffered losses from the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have been approved for almost $25 million in federal help. More than 12,000 survivors have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance. The following is a snapshot of the statewide disaster recovery effort as of July 6.
July 7, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Tomato Festival to offer information on preparing for future disasters, rebuilding safer and stronger and flood insurance. FEMA staff will have a display booth at the Tomato Festival on Friday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. CDT at: 200 Mary Roberts DriveRipley, Tenn. 38063
July 6, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- To continue helping survivors of the spring storms, tornadoes and flooding, the disaster recovery center in Shelby County is transitioning to a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center. The disaster recovery center, on Mullins Station Road in Memphis, has been serving Tennesseans for nearly two months. It will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, and will be replaced the next day by the SBA disaster loan outreach center. The location and hours of operation for the SBA center are as follows:
July 5, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency makes grants for many types of disaster-related needs.  For many needs the disaster recovery money FEMA provides to survivors is not a loan and does not need to be repaid. Here are some of the losses and damages that can be paid for with FEMA grants:
July 5, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in an Obion County home improvement store this week. They are answering questions and offering home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. They are at:Lowe's800 West Reelfoot AvenueUnion City, TN 38261
July 5, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are at two Memphis improvement stores this week. They are providing tips, techniques and literature that can help prevent harm to people and property from natural disasters. They are at:Home Depot8010 Giacosa PlaceMemphis, TN 38133

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