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Tennessee requests Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments

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January 4, 1999
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Following a Christmas heavy ice storm, Tennessee's Governor has requested joint Federal/State Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) be conducted in 28 counties. The storm began on Dec. 23 and continued through Dec. 26, knocking out power to more than 139,000 Tennessee customers and producing a great deal of debris.

The PDA teams for the Public Assistance disaster program are expected to begin on Jan. 6 and continue into the weekend. At the Governor's request, teams comprised of state and FEMA staff will survey damage in the following counties: Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Campbell, Cannon, Claiborne, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hancock, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Loudon, Marshall, Moore, Morgan, Scott, Sevier, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne and White.

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