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Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding (DR-4476)

Incident Period: March 03, 2020
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 05, 2020

Individual Assistance Applications
Approved: 428

Total Individual & Households Program
Dollars Approved: $1,311,215.70

Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):

Davidson, Putnam, Wilson

Additional Resources

Apply for Assistance

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Davidson, Putnam and Wilson are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

3 Ways to Register:

  • Online: 
  • By Phone: 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585 (Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time, seven days a week.)
  • On the FEMA App.

Information You Will Need:

  • Social Security number
  • Address of the damaged home or apartment
  • Description of the damage
  • Information about insurance coverage
  • A current contact telephone number
  • An address where you can receive mail
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

The registration deadline is May 4, 2020.

Tips for Registering Online

Survivors are also strongly encouraged to set up a disaster account online. This is an easy way to keep in touch with FEMA.

Applicants can:

  • Upload critical documentation.
  • Check the status of the application and inspection.
  • Update personal information, such as current mailing address and phone number.
  • Securely view messages from FEMA.

To set up a disaster account online:

  • Go to
  • Select “Apply Online” and follow instructions. You will be asked for your Zip Code and connected to Tennessee disaster assistance.
  • A PIN will be sent to the email address on file. You can then log into your account.
  • Documents can be uploaded in the Upload Center.

Remember you must submit documents either by uploading, faxing to 800-827-8112 (be sure to include the registration number prominently on the cover page) or mailing them:

FEMA – Individuals & Households Program
National Processing Service Center
P.O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055


Disaster Recovery Centers & Mobile Registration Intake Centers

As FEMA works on Tennessee recovery from the tornadoes and storms, health and safety are our highest priorities—for survivors and for FEMA personnel assisting recovery. In coordination with the State of Tennessee, we have suspended the operations of Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams, Disaster Recovery Centers and Mobile Registration and Intake Centers in Davidson, Putnam and Wilson counties effective Sunday, March 22, 2020. Homeowners and renters may continue to apply for assistance online, by phone, and/or on the FEMA app until May 4, 2020.


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA loans are the largest source of federal disaster recovery funds for survivors. In planning your recovery, give yourself the widest possible set of options.

Applicants may apply for a low-interest disaster loan:

Businesses may borrow up to $2 million for any combination of property damage or working capital. Homeowners may borrow up to $200,000 from SBA to repair or replace their primary residence. Homeowners and renters may borrow up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. For more information visit

The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is May 4, 2020. The deadline to return working capital applications is Dec. 7, 2020.


Identity Theft

FEMA is aware of several cases of reported identity theft involving survivors of the severe storms in Tennessee. Disaster survivors who tried to register with FEMA discovered someone had already registered using their name. The agency is cooperating in the investigation.

  • If you suspect your personal information has been compromised, immediately call FEMA at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).
  • FEMA reminds survivors:◦If you are suspicious about any correspondence purporting to be from FEMA or SBA, visit a Disaster Recovery Center as soon as possible to verify the letter’s authenticity. For center locations and hours, go to
    • FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) never charge for registration, home inspections, grants, disaster-loan applications or anything else.
    • In person, ask to see a photo ID from a government agency.
    • If you suspect someone is perpetrating fraud, call the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or report it your local police department.

Call police to report scammers who falsely claim to work for FEMA. Suspect fraud? Call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline 866-720-5721.


All News Releases, Fact Sheets, and Updates for the Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding (DR-4476) Are Available Here

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved


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


Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*


Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*


Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

If and when public assistance obligated dollar information is available for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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

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

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Last Updated: 2020-03-06 05:00