Tennessee's Tornado Disaster Recovery Totals $9.3 Million

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Release date: 
March 24, 2008
Release Number: 
1745-041

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than $9.3 million has been approved in federal disaster assistance grants and loans for Tennesseans recovering from last month's severe storms and tornadoes report the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

Of the 18 counties declared for individual assistance, 4,313 Tennesseans have registered. The deadline to register for disaster assistance is Monday, April 7, 5 p.m. CST.

Disaster recovery numbers through Monday, March 24 include:

  • $3,147,185 has been approved through FEMA's Individuals and Households Program for housing assistance, including rental assistance and repairs to homes for eligible applicants. Of that, $2,219,181 is for housing assistance and $928,004 is to help applicants cover other essential disaster-related needs.
  • $6,249,500 in loans to homeowners, renters and business owners has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
  • 3,038 residents have visited Disaster Recovery Centers operated jointly by FEMA and the state of Tennessee.
  • 2,289 home inspections have been completed.

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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