Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4060)

Incident period: February 29, 2012 to March 2, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 16, 2012

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 28, 2012
News Release
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  -- Tennessee residents affected by the Feb. 29 – March 2 tornadoes need to complete and return the disaster loan application they received after registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The loan application could be the key to rebuilding a damaged home or business.
March 27, 2012
News Release
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- According to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, nearly 600 survivors of the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred Feb. 29 – March 2 have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance. To date, more than $461,000 in grants has been approved to help survivors pay for temporary housing and other needs as a result of damage they incurred. Many more survivors in the 10 disaster-designated counties may be eligible for benefits but may not be registering with FEMA in larger numbers for a variety of reasons:
March 27, 2012
News Release
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn -- survivors of the Feb. 29 – March 2 tornadoes have until 6 p.m., Monday, April 2, to visit disaster recovery centers in DeKalb, Jackson and Overton counties, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Specialists are currently available at the centers to help survivors with specific questions and in completing FEMA registration or low-interest disaster loan applications. This one-on-one help is available to homeowners, renters, businesses and qualified non-profits
March 25, 2012
News Release
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- If you were affected by the Feb. 29 to March 2 tornadoes and have questions, get help by visiting a disaster recovery center. Nine disaster recovery centers are currently open in Tennessee and staffed with recovery specialists from Tennessee state agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies.
March 24, 2012
News Release
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Alcoa, Chattanooga and Cleveland to provide free rebuilding information Sunday, March 25, through Saturday, March 31. Mitigation is building or rebuilding to reduce the loss of life, the loss of property and damage caused by (future) disasters. Advisors have suggestions and publications to help homeowners, renters and business owners protect their families, properties and businesses against damaging winds, floods and fires.
March 23, 2012
News Release
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announce the openings of disaster recovery centers in DeKalb, Jackson and Overton counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding Feb. 29 – March 2.

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