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Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes (DR-1909)

Incident period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 04, 2010


December 28, 2010 - News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The state of Tennessee is in the nation's top 20 when it comes to disaster declarations, and the majority of those disasters have involved flooding. Tennessee ranks number 14 in the country for the most federally declared disasters since 1953 when the record-keeping began. FEMA records show 82 percent of Tennessee's registered disasters involved flooding. In the 1990's alone there were 10 flood-related disaster declarations in Tennessee.

December 20, 2010 - News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This time of year, many are reflecting on the devastation created by the rising floodwaters of May. While most disaster survivors are eager to put 2010 behind them, FEMA is encouraging all Tennesseans to “Resolve to be Ready” for when another disaster strikes. “While no one wants to re-live what happened in Tennessee due to the flooding, this time of reflection serves as a powerful reminder,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech. “It's everyone's personal responsibility to be ready for a future flood or other disaster.”

November 9, 2010 - News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Six months after a series of deadly spring storms battered Tennessee, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to partner to lead the recovery programs in support of the affected communities and disaster survivors.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 30,181 $169,456,891.27 $146,958,275.97 $22,498,615.30
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 03:08 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $212,256,427.29 $59,826,366.13 $146,216,989.16
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 08:55 (Updated daily)

Related Links


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Tennessee, FEMA-1909-DR (PDF 23KB)