Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes


Incident Period: Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021

Declaration Date: Jan 14, 2022

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Now Closed: Period to Apply for Disaster Assistance

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The last day for individuals and families to apply for assistance after this disaster has passed. You are no longer able to begin a new claim.

To check the status on a previously submitted claim, visit DisasterAssistance.gov.

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence explaining your next steps. If you reported during the application process that you received damage and are not able to live in your primary residence, an inspector will contact you by phone to schedule an inspection. FEMA home inspections are conducted in-person; however, if you are apprehensive due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainties, you can request we conduct the inspection without entering your home.

Learn more about the steps after applying.

"Help After a Disaster"

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.

Download Brochures

Volunteer and Donate

Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items, or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.

Doing Business with FEMA

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.

Local Resources

Local News & Media

Visit the News & Media page for events, fact sheets, press releases and other multimedia resources.

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Beware of Fraud

There are many different forms of scams and fraud after a disaster.

We will never ask for: Your 9-digit registration number for property inspections Money or bank account information Your SSN

Report fraud by calling the National Disaster Fraud Hotline at (866) 720-5721.



Appealing Your Determination Letter

Read your determination letter carefully. If you disagree with the determination letter, you can appeal the decision. Learn more about the appeal process

Resources for Disaster Survivors

United Way of West Tennessee: Call 2-1-1 or visit https://uwwt.org/how-to-help/disaster-relief.html

Disaster Legal Services: Residents with legal issues due to the tornadoes may call 844-HELP4TN (844-435-7486) or reach out to attorneys online at https://tn.freelegalanswers.org.

Tennessee USDA Farm Service Agency help producers recover from production and physical losses due to natural disasters. Visit https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Tennessee/index

Disability Rights Tennessee is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to protect the rights of Tennessee residents with disabilities. Call 1-800-342-1660 or visit https://www.disabilityrightstn.org/

Veteran County Service Officers assists veterans or their family member requiring information or assistance. Learn more at https://www.tn.gov/veteran/contact-us.html.


Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $1,069,038.83
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $214,484.47
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $1,283,523.30
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 194
Public Assistance Amount
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated $6,798,855.85
Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated $5,658,051.75
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $13,341,315.97
Last updated March 16, 2023