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 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. -- 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 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 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.

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