Tennessee Disaster Recovery Assistance Exceeds $16.7 Million

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Release date: 
June 10, 2011
Release Number: 
1979-034

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than $16.7 million in federal assistance has been approved for Tennesseans in 26 counties who suffered losses from recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

More than 9,600 survivors have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.

The following is a statewide recovery summary as of close of business June 8, 2011.

  • More than $11.2 million has been approved under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, of which:
    • More than $9.2 million is for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs.
    • More than $2 million is for other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and for lost personal possessions.
  • More than $5.4 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • 6,939 people have visited Disaster Recovery Centers.
  • 6,435 disaster damaged homes have been inspected.

There are two separate disaster declarations for Tennessee:

Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding April 25-28, 2011.

The counties included in this disaster (DR-1974) are Bledsoe, Bradley, Carroll, Cocke, Crockett, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Henry, Johnson, Knox, Madison, McMinn, Monroe, Montgomery, Rhea and Washington.

Disaster recovery assistance in these 17 counties as of close of business June 8, 2011:

  • More than $4.2 million has been approved under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, of which:
    • More than $3.2 million is for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs.
    • More than $1 million is for other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and for lost personal possessions.
  • More than $4.4 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • 5,775 survivors have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA.
  • 5,076 people have visited Disaster Recovery Centers.
  • 3,133 disaster damaged homes have been inspected.

Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding beginning April 19, 2011.

The counties included in this disaster (DR-1979) are Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Lauderdale, Lincoln, Obion, Shelby, Stewart and Tipton.

Disaster recovery assistance to these nine counties as of close of business June 8, 2011:

  • More than $7.1 million has been approved under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, of which:
    • More than $6 million is for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs.
    • More than $1million is for other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and for lost personal possessions.
  • More than $1 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Adm...
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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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