Tennessee Disaster Recovery Assistance Exceeds $21.2 Million

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Release date: 
June 23, 2011
Release Number: 
1979-055

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than $21.2 million in federal assistance has been approved for Tennesseans in 26 counties who suffered losses during two recent bouts of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

More than 11,363 survivors have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.

The following are statewide recovery totals as of close of business June 22, 2011:

  • More than $13.5 million has been approved under FEMA's Individuals and Households Program, of which:
    • More than $11.3 million is for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs;
    • More than $2.2 million is for other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and for lost personal possessions;
  • More than $7.7 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration;
  • 8,322 people have visited Disaster Recovery Centers;
  • 7,334 disaster damaged homes have been inspected.

There are two separate disaster declarations for Tennessee. Here is the breakdown for each:

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 22, 2011:

  • More than $5.3 million has been approved under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, of which:
    • More than $4.2 million is for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs;
    • More than $1.1 million is for other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and for lost personal possessions;
  • More than $5.9 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration;
  • 7,164 survivors have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA;
  • 6,028 people have visited Disaster Recovery Centers;
  • 3,753 disaster damaged homes have been inspected.

Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding April 19 - June 7, 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 22, 2011:

  • More than $8.2 million has been approved under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, of which:
    • More than $7.1 million is for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs;
    • More than $1.1 million is for other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and for lost personal possessions;
  • More than $1.8 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration;
  • 4,199 survivors have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA;
  • 2,294 people have visited Disaster Recovery Centers;
  • 3,581 disaster damaged homes have been inspected.
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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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