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Additional Local Hires Join FEMA’s Tennessee Workforce

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – FEMA’s local hire effort for disaster recovery activities in Tennessee, following storms in February and March of this year, added seven new employees this week.

Federal Coordinating Officer Manny J. Toro gave the new local hires their oath of office Monday morning (July 22), and said, “These individuals will help the State of Tennessee and their fellow Tennesseans recover from storms and floods which hit 59 counties earlier this year. This effort is something that FEMA regularly does to support a robust recovery effort.”

Want to Help Tennessee Recover? Come Work for FEMA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennesseans looking for full-time temporary work may have an opportunity to be part of the team to help their state recover from severe storms and flooding which hit the state in February and March. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is advertising open temporary positions in Tennessee. If you are interested in working with FEMA, you can go to to find available job opportunities.

Repair and Rebuilding Assistance Now Available for Anderson, Lawrence and Loudon County Public Facilities in Tennessee

ATLANTA – Anderson, Lawrence and Loudon counties in Tennessee are now eligible to receive federal funding to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 19 – March 30, 2019.

The state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in the following counties are now eligible for federal grants under FEMA’s Public Assistance program:

Programas de asistencia federal para el estado de Tennessee

A continuación, un resumen de los programas federales de asistencia por desastre que podrían estar disponibles según se necesite y se amerite bajo la declaración de desastre del Presidente Donald J. Trump para estado de Tennesse.

La asistencia para los gobiernos estatales y locales elegibles puede incluir según se requiera:

El Presidente Donald J. Trump declara un desastre mayor para Tennessee

WASHINGTON – La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy que asistencia federal por desastre está disponible para el estado de Tennessee para suplementar los esfuerzos de recuperación estatales y locales en el área afectada por tormentas severas, vientos en línea, inundaciones y tornados del 19 de febrero al 30 de marzo de 2019.

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Tennessee

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Tennessee.

Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Tennessee

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 19 to March 30, 2019.

National Youth Preparedness Council Seeks Nominations

ATLANTA – Youth from communities across the Southeast have just one more week to apply for FEMA’s national Youth Preparedness Council.

Youth who are interested in applying to the council must submit a completed application form, provide two letters of recommendation, and academic records. Students in 8th through 11th grade are eligible to apply. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT, March 31. New council members will be announced in May.

You Have a Choice. Prepare for Emergencies Today.

ATLANTA – September is National Preparedness Month, and while many communities in the Southeast are still recovering from last year’s historic natural disasters, FEMA encourages residents to take the time now to choose disaster preparedness as a personal priority this year.


September is National Preparedness Month & Tennesseans Should Start Now to Get Ready for the Next Emergency

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is recognizing September 2018 as National Preparedness Month and reminding Tennesseans to learn how to be ready now before disasters happen.