President Declares Major Disaster For Tennessee

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Release date: 
May 9, 2011
Release Number: 
HQ-11-068

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Tennessee and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on April 4, 2011.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds in the counties of Chester, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Henderson, Humphreys, Lake, Shelby, and Sumner.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the state.

W. Montague Winfield has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Winfield said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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