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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Tennessee

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-169
Release Date:
August 24, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced 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 storm and flooding on Aug. 21, 2021.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Humphreys County. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, under FEMA’s Public Assistance program in areas affected by severe storm and flooding in Humphreys County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Myra M. Shird has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.

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Last updated August 24, 2021