FEMA Experts Offer Advice at Atoka Centennial Celebration in Tipton County

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Release date: 
June 23, 2011
Release Number: 
1979-053

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Atoka Centennial Celebration in Tipton County to offer tips on preparing for future disasters, rebuilding safer and stronger and flood insurance.

FEMA staff will have a display booth at the Atoka Centennial Celebration on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT at:

118 Park Avenue,
Nancy Lane Memorial Park,
Atoka, TN 38004

Information on how to repair and clean your flooded home will be available. Among the other topics available will be booklets on helping children cope with a disaster, flood insurance, food and water in an emergency, flood fact sheets and taking shelter from the storm, and rebuilding safer and stronger.

More information on ways to protect your home from future disasters is available at www.fema.gov.  Choose the menu for Recover and Rebuild.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

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.

FEMA's housing assistance and Other Needs Assistance grants for medical, dental, and funeral expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be considered for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.  Applicants who

do not qualify for a SBA loan may be eligible to receive Other Needs Assistance grants for these items.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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