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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: 779

Total Individual & Households Program
Dollars Approved: $2,676,677.78

Total Public Assistance Grants
Dollars Obligated: $2,697,827.87

Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):

Davidson, Putnam, Wilson

Stay in Touch

The deadline to register was May 4, but we urge survivors to stay in touch. Make sure your contact information is up to date by continuing to check on your registration status.

Survivors who were unable to register before the deadline and who can provide justification for late registration may contact FEMA and request consideration for disaster assistance.

3 Ways to Check-In:

  • Online:
  • By Phone: 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators available. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time, daily.
  • On the FEMA App

Remember to:

  • 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

If you need to submit documents, either upload or fax to 800-827-8112 (be sure to include the registration number prominently on the cover page) or mail them to:

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

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:

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

For more information visit

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:
    • To report any illegal activity, call 615-741-4737 or 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.


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


Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝


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


Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - 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.

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Last Updated: 2020-03-06 05:00