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 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 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.
May 26, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Many individuals who register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency receive an application for a disaster recovery loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. While FEMA grants can help individuals and families with immediate recovery needs, FEMA can seldom provide enough to restore disaster survivors to their pre-disaster condition. SBA disaster recovery loans are the primary source of federal funds for long-term recovery for homeowners, renters and businesses large and small.
May 24, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be 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.

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