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FEMA Reimbursements Top $1 Million to Florida Communities for Dorian Recovery

ORLANDO, Fla. – Nearly seven months after Hurricane Dorian swept north along the east coast of the Sunshine State, federal funding approved to help communities defray response and infrastructure repair costs has topped $1 million. 


Tennessee Disaster Survivors Have One Month Remaining to Register for Assistance

NASHVILLE – Tennessee disaster survivors have until May 4, 2020 to register with FEMA for assistance. To date, more than $7.5 million in federal assistance has been approved for homeowners, renters and businesses recovering from the March 3 tornadoes.

FEMA Disaster Grants Won’t Affect Social Security or Other Benefits


NASHVILLE – Applying for federal disaster assistance from FEMA will not affect other federal benefits that Tennessee disaster survivors may receive.

Residents in Davidson, Putnam and Wilson counties who register with FEMA may have questions about whether funds from FEMA might cause them to lose other federal payments to which they are entitled.

Understanding Your FEMA Letter

NASHVILLE – Tennessee residents who applied for assistance from FEMA after sustaining damage in the March 3 severe storms and tornadoes will receive a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email.

The letter will explain the application status and how to respond. It is important to read the letter carefully as it will include the amount of any assistance FEMA may provide and information on the appropriate use of disaster assistance funds.

Benton, Carroll, Smith Counties Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance

NASHVILLE – Federal assistance has been extended to three more Tennessee counties hit by the March 3 tornadoes and storms, covering eligible disaster-related expenses and the repair or rebuilding of critical infrastructure.

FEMA Awards City of Miami Beach More Than $4.3 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $4,323,677 for the State of Florida to help the City of Miami Beach defray the costs of preparing for and responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

FEMA approves additional $10.3 million for Panama City

PANAMA CITY, Fla. FEMA has approved $10,339,749 for the state of Florida to reimburse Panama City for debris removal costs following Hurricane Michael.


Between Oct. 10, 2018 and Nov. 24, 2018 workers removed 1,283,053 cubic yards of debris from public rights of way. Disaster-generated debris posed a threat to public health, safety, natural resources and tourism.

It’s Important to Return SBA Loan Application

NASHVILLE – After you apply for disaster assistance from FEMA, you may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If you receive an SBA disaster loan application, you should fill it out and return it.

If your application is approved, you are not obligated to accept an SBA loan. But failure to return the application will disqualify you from other possible FEMA assistance, such as disaster-related car repairs, clothing, household items and other expenses.

More Than $1.6 Million Approved to High Point for Hurricane Florence Repairs

March 24, 2020

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More Than $1.6 Million Approved to High Point for Hurricane Florence Repairs


Elizabethtown Approved for More Than $5.2 Million to Repair Cemetery

March 13, 2020

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Elizabethtown Approved for More Than $5.2 Million to Repair Cemetery