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Tennessee Wildfires (DR-4293)

Incident Period: November 28, 2016 - December 09, 2016
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 15, 2016

Individual Assistance Applications
Approved: 442

Total Individual & Households Program
Dollars Approved: $3,433,359.29

Total Public Assistance Grants
Dollars Obligated: $3,961,245.33

Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):

Sevier

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What to Expect After You Apply

What to Expect After You Apply for FEMA Aid• A call from a FEMA Inspector• A brief Inspector's visit• A decision letter

Once homeowners register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a FEMA housing inspector will call to schedule an inspection for those living in the designated county. Here’s what survivors need to know about the inspection process:

Everyone should know:

  • The FEMA inspector will show a photo ID badge.
  • If you are not shown photo identification, then do not allow the inspection.
  • If you suspect someone is posing as a FEMA inspector, call your local law enforcement agency.
  • You may receive visits from more than one inspector. Other inspectors may represent federal, state, parish and local government agencies, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the National Flood Insurance Program and/or insurance companies.       
  • Representatives of volunteer agencies may contact you to offer their services.

Before the FEMA inspection, it’s important that you know:

  • An adult 18 or older who lived in the residence before the disaster must be present for the inspection.
  • That person must have the following documents:
    • Photo identification;
    • Proof of ownership and occupancy of the damaged residence such as: property tax bill; mortgage payment bill or receipt, or utility service bill;
    • Homeowner and vehicle insurance documents;
    • List of persons living in residence at time of disaster that you compiled; and
    • List of disaster damage to the home and its contents that you compiled.

Most important to know:

  • You cannot get an inspection without registering with FEMA.

    • Call 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585. People who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) can call 800-621-3362.
    • You can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
    • You can register with FEMA at a Disaster Recovery Center.

If you have questions, FEMA’s toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice

Disaster Recovery Center

SBA Business Recovery Center/Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Citizens National Bank Building  (Former United Way Office)

906 East Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Hours                         

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays: Closed  

 

How To Help

 How to help after a disaster. The best way to help is with cash donations to trusted organizations. · Cash is efficient, flexible to use, and requires no packaging or transport. · Trusted organizations will ensure your money goes to help those in need.

When disaster strikes, every little bit helps. To make the most of your contributions, please follow our guidelines to learn the most effective and safest ways to donate. Visit mountaintough.org to confirm what help is needed. Cash is often best.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

$3,433,359.29

Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*

$1,663,176.79

Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*

$1,770,182.50

Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*

442

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$3,961,245.33

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$3,835,218.33

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

* 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.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Preliminary Damage Assessment Report

PDA Report; FEMA-4293-DR

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Last Updated: 2016-12-15 05:00