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

May 23, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Following a disaster, survivors sometimes hear inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information about disaster assistance. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge West Tennesseans affected by recent tornadoes, severe storms and flooding to get the facts now from TEMA and FEMA. The counties designated for federal assistance are Dyer, Lake, Obion, Shelby and Stewart.
May 23, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The temporary state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Stewart County will close on Wednesday, May 25, but disaster assistance will be only a phone call away. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT through Wednesday at the following address: 102 Natcore DriveDover, Tenn. 37058
May 20, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Disaster Recovery Center is open in Stewart County to help individuals       and businesses affected by the recent floods, tornadoes and severe storms.  The center is open from        8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT seven days a week until further notice. Its location is: Stewart County102 Natcore DriveDover, Tenn. 37058 Other centers are open at the following addresses: Dyer County2700 Lake RoadSuite 33Dyersburg, Tenn.  38024
May 20, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennesseans who suffered losses from the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit the Volunteer State over the past month have been approved for more than $5 million in federal help. More than 8,100 Tennesseans have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance. As of close of business May 19, the following is a numerical snapshot of disaster recovery: Funds approved
May 19, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Numerous representatives from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working in West Tennessee communities to help individuals, families and businesses affected by the recent disastrous storms and flooding. Joint TEMA-FEMA Community Relations teams go door-to-door, neighborhood-by-neighborhood to talk with people about assistance FEMA can provide and how to go about applying.  Inspectors are in the field to document property damage. All personnel from TEMA and FEMA have official identification.
May 18, 2011
News Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at a Chattanooga Lowe’s store to offer tips on how to lessen the damage from future disasters. The specialists will have a display booth at the location below starting Wednesday, May 18. It will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., until Monday, May 23, when it will close at 4 p.m. On Sunday, May 22, the booth will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lowe's 2180 Gunbarrel Road Chattanooga, Tenn. 37421

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