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

June 23, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than $21.2 million in federal assistance has been approved for Tennesseans in 26 counties who suffered losses during two recent bouts of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. More than 11,363 survivors have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance. The following are statewide recovery totals as of close of business June 22, 2011:
June 23, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Atoka Centennial Celebration in Tipton County to offer tips on preparing for future disasters, rebuilding safer and stronger and flood insurance. FEMA staff will have a display booth at the Atoka Centennial Celebration on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT at: 118 Park Avenue,Nancy Lane Memorial Park,Atoka, TN 38004
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 21, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in two Shelby county home improvement stores this week to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. They are at: Cole's Do It Best 8323 Highway 51 North Millington, TN 38053 Hours are:Wednesday, June 22, to Sunday, June 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT.
June 21, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Disaster Recovery Center is open in Tipton County to assist survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. The center is at the National Guard Armory, 4500 Mueller Brass Road, Covington, TN 38019. It will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT through Friday, June 24, and again during the same hours from Tuesday, June 28, through Thursday, June 30.
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.

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