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 22, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Community relations specialists from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are currently working in ten Tennessee counties assisting survivors of the severe storms that occurred Feb. 29 - March 2. The ten counties in middle and east Tennessee were recently designated for federal disaster assistance.
March 21, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announce the openings of disaster recovery centers in Hamilton, McMinn and Monroe counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding Feb. 29 – March 2. The centers will open at noon Thursday, March 22 and will remain open that day until 6 p.m.
March 18, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Survivors in 10 Tennessee counties affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Feb. 29 through March 2 should apply now for federal assistance. Federal funding is available to affected individuals in Bradley, Claiborne, Cumberland, DeKalb, Hamilton, Jackson, McMinn, Monroe, Overton and Polk counties.
March 16, 2012
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Tennessee and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of February 29 to March 2, 2012. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Bradley, Claiborne, Cumberland, DeKalb, Hamilton, Jackson, McMinn, Monroe, Overton, and Polk.
March 16, 2012
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for Tennessee. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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