News, Media & Events: Tennessee


FEMA is seeking public comments on the draft version of the “Restoration and Recovery Guide for Private-Public Partnerships”.

FEMA seeks public feedback on the National Incident Management System Information and Communications Technology Functional Guidance.

This course is designed to present information on the risks posed by natural hazards, and the basic scientific and engineering concepts for hazard-resistant buildings and facilities. The course reviews information pertaining to impacts of wind, flood, earthquake, and wildland/urban interface fire on the constructed environment and explains key performance and construction issues related to floods, wind, wildfires, and earthquakes.

Preparedness Tips

A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more about flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

Create a lasting legacy for yourself and your family. Prepare now for future disasters. September is National Preparedness Month, a reminder of the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. FEMA is working to ensure that all communities and populations have access to information about how to prepare.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 31, 2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The flooding in August 2021 was unlike what most people in Middle Tennessee had ever seen. In 12 hours on Aug. 21, between 10 and 15 inches of rain fell on four counties, as much as one-quarter of the total annual rainfall for the area.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 19, 2022
FEMA provided assistance for three disaster declarations in Tennessee in the last several months, including severe storms and flooding on Aug. 21, 2021, in middle Tennessee, and a tornado outbreak on Dec. 10-11, 2021, in middle and west Tennessee.
illustration of page of paper Fact Sheets | July 13, 2022